Who can join and benefits
Anyone can apply to join our library service and it’s free to join.
We have seven libraries in the borough and a mobile library (Community Library Service) for people who find it hard to visit their library.
If you are a full library member, you can:
- borrow from a catalogue with more than six million books including fiction, non-fiction, large print and books in other languages
- place a request if you can’t find the item you are looking for – we can access resources all over the country
- hire music CDs, music scores, spoken word books, DVDs and language courses
- book longer sessions at the computer terminals
You can borrow items from any of our branches or libraries in other boroughs we have links with - see Library cards we accept from other boroughs.
All our libraries:
- are accessible by wheelchair
- have a separate area for children’s books
- have computer terminals with internet access
- have a photocopier and printers
- have a reference section and a selection of newspapers and magazines
Many of them also offer events, courses, classes, activities for children and reading groups.