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Join the library

How do I join?

Join a library online

Join

If you apply online you will be given a temporary borrower number and PIN.

To complete your registration you need to visit a Gloucestershire Library with your temporary number and some ID showing your name and address.

Any of the following is acceptable proof of identity - additional proof will be required if the document does not have a current address.

Any one of the following is acceptable proof of identity - additional proof will be required if the document does not have a current address:

  • Driving Licence
  • NHS medical card
  • Finance documentation showing name and address eg Building Society pass book
  • Utility bills
  • Council tax bill or payment book
  • DSS Benefit book
  • Mortgage repayment card
  • Any personally addressed item which has been through the postal system

In cases where an individual does not have proof of address we will consider alternative evidence as proof of ID although it is on a case by case basis therefore please talk to a member of library staff.

Join at a library

You can join at any of our libraries. We will need to see proof of your name and address (proof of ID) and you can start borrowing immediately.

What proof of ID do I need?

We need to see an official document with your name and address on it e.g. a utilities bill or bank statement (as listed under online joining). Only one proof of ID is needed. Alternatively, you can also use a valid library card from any other library service in England, Wales or Northern Ireland

What services can I use when I join?

Members can

Discover your local library and find about more about facilities, activities and items for loan.

Search and Reserve

Book a Computer

I am visiting Gloucestershire can I use a library?

If you have with you a valid library card from any other library service in England, Wales or Northern Ireland we will sign you in as a visitor. Your 'home' library card acts as your guarantee to us.

Visitors can also use library computers without joining the library.