If you are not already a library member, you can join online. Once you've completed the registration form, you will be given a temporary library card number, which you will be able to use to access all of our online resource.
Once our libraries reopen fully, we will post out physical library cards to you if you live in the borough, or you will be able collect them from a library if you live outside the borough.
Borrowing and downloading items
To activate your card, sign it and read the library terms and conditions.
- You can borrow up to 30 items and also download up to 10 audiobooks and ebooks.
- You can also download an unlimited number of eNewspapers, eMagazines and eComics and stream up to 10 documentaries and films a month.
- If it's more convenient, you can return items to a different borough library.
- We encourage you to bring your membership card when using the library; however, items can be issued if you show proof of your identity/address. There is a charge to replace membership cards.
- You will need your membership card to use library computers and self service kiosks.
- Show your advantage card and we'll update your record; automatic discounts apply when you borrow certain items or use computers.
Using computers - Please be advised that there are no computer facilities available at any library location currently.
All borough libraries have computers, with access to the internet, you will need your membership card to use them.
- Library members, with an Advantage card, get 45 minutes free access per day and can pay for extra time in 30 minute blocks.
- If you're a library member, without an Advantage card, you can pay to use computers in 30 minute blocks.
- Visitors can pay for a guest card to use computers in 30 minute blocks.
- If you're age 12-17 years, you get 45 minutes free access per day and additional 30 minute blocks for free, subject to computer availability.
- Children (up to 11 years) have free use of the children's computers for homework help, games and restricted access to the Internet.
- Purchase of computing time is subject to computer availability.
- View the current price list.