Library membership is completely FREE of charge for everyone!
You can join at any age but children and young people under the age of 18 must get the permission of a parent or guardian to join the library. Parents/guardians are responsible for their children in the library, and for their children’s selections and use of library materials and services, including access to the internet and online resources.
Joining the library gives you access to lots of great services – find out more about our services here.
To join the library, complete an application form either in person at your nearest branch or online here.
If you fill out the form online, you need to visit a library and produce photographic identification (who you are) and proof of current address (where you live) to finalise your membership and get your library card.
When you join the library, you will get a library card and a Personal Identification Number (PIN).
You will need your library card to borrow items and you will need your PIN to use PCs, online services and reserve and renew items online.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your PIN is not shared with anyone else, written on your library card or stored anywhere that would compromise the safety of your PIN.
Children and young people under the age of 18 must have the permission of a parent/guardian to join the library and a parent/guardian must accept the terms and conditions of membership on their behalf.
When a child or young person is eligible to change borrower category from a Child membership to a Young Adult (12-14), or a Young Adult (12-14) to a Young Adult (15-17) membership, parents/guardians must accept the terms and conditions of membership on their behalf.
Membership will allow you to use the library services as follows:
Adult: access to all library collections, services and to the Internet subject to the Terms and Conditions outlined.
Child under 12: access to the children’s library, to DVDs up to a PG rating, and to children’s Internet services.
Young Adult 12-14: access to the children’s and young adult library, to DVDs up to a 12 rating, and to children’s Internet services.
Young Adult 15-17: access to the adult library, to DVDs up to 15 rating, and to internet services.
Borrowers can take a maximum of 12 items at a time.
Your library membership lasts for one year. You can renew your membership by contacting your local library or through your online account.
Your library card is individual to you and may not be used by anyone else. Bring your card to the library every time you visit. You are asked to advise library staff, as soon as possible, of any changes in membership details or loss of library card.
You must at all times observe your library‘s code of conduct while using the library facilities and comply with the conditions of the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000.