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Join the library

Join the Library online 

If you live in Gloucestershire you can join for free.

Follow the 'Join the library' link to complete a membership form online and we'll give you a temporary membership number;

  • use this number to make reservations online straight away;
  • you will receive your Instant Membership library card and welcome pack in the post – you can start borrowing books, and accessing eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines and reference materials online

You'll need to show us proof of your name and address at a library if you wish to become a full member and hire items such as DVDs and use library computers.

If you are under 16 you’ll need to visit a library with a parent or guardian if you wish to have full membership which will give access to more books and Internet access

If you do not have a Gloucestershire address you will need to join in a library

Join the Library

If you do not have a permanent residential address or official documentation you will still have access to our services.

  • Talk to our staff
  • We will accept a personally addressed item that has been through the postal service
  • We will accept evidence such as a Big Issue ID or from a hostel or a charity working with you

If you work or study in Gloucestershire, or live in a county adjacent to Gloucestershire, you may join for free at any Library in the county.

  • Visit a library in person with proof of name and address to join

If you are a childminder in Gloucestershire, or live in a county adjacent to Gloucestershire, you may join for free at any Library in the county.

  • Visit a library in person with proof of name and address to join

Visitor Membership

If you’re visiting the county you can join as a visitor at any library if you can show us proof of name and address, or a library card from your home area.

You will be able to borrow some books. You will also be able to pay to use our library computers for up to a maximum of 2 hours.

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