Visiting and membership
We are unable to create new ID cards between 08:00 on Monday 22 July and 08:00 on Thursday 25 July 2019. This is due to our annual archive process to maintain our systems. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Most of our libraries are open and available to everyone, with access to a wide range of electronic and print-based resources.
You're welcome to visit most of our libraries and use the resources within the library. Check the access arrangements to each library on our Locations and opening hours page.
If you wish to borrow books you'll need to join and become a library member. We have a range of membership options available depending on your circumstances. Retired staff members are also entitled to full library membership: please ask library staff for more details.