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Library membership

Join the library for free to start borrowing items and using our facilities.

How to join

Complete an application form at any of our local libraries or mobile libraries. To join, or act as a guarantor for children and teenagers, you'll also need to provide:

  • proof of identity (such as a passport or photo driving licence)
  • proof of address (such as a recent utility bill or bank statement)
  • your signature

We'll issue a library card for you to use. A PIN number will also be issued if you want to use some of our online services.

Full membership

Full membership allows you to:

  • borrow up to 12 books and audiobooks
  • borrow age appropriate DVDs
  • use library computers and internet
  • use online library resources
  • borrow eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks
  • use library WiFi

An adult must act as a guarantor for children and teenagers under 16 years old. A permission form is also needed so they can use our computers.

Temporary membership

Temporary membership is available which lasts 3 months and allows you to:

  • use library computers and internet
  • use online library resources
  • use library WiFi

Temporary membership is aimed at visitors to the area but local residents can also apply if necessary. This type of membership can't be extended beyond 3 months and you will need to apply for full membership if you still need access after this period.

An adult must complete a permission form and act as a guarantor for children and teenagers under 16 years old.

Instant membership

Instant membership allows you to:

  • borrow up to 2 books and audiobooks

This membership option is aimed at local residents who can't join as full members because they haven't brought the correct proof of identity or address. Membership can be upgraded to full membership when the relevant documents are available.

An adult must act as a guarantor for children and teenagers.

Group membership

Group membership is available which allows:

  • unlimited borrowing of books and audiobooks

This membership is aimed at groups and organisations who wish to borrow items for their members or clients to use. These include:

  • Nursery groups
  • School classes
  • Childminders
  • Literacy and numeracy tutors

Further information or replacement cards

Call a library or email yourlibrary@dumgal.gov.uk for more information or to request a replacement card.

Let us know if your card is lost, stolen or damaged so that we can get a replacement for you.

Replacement cards cost £3.20 for adults and £1.60 for children.

Page last updated: 12/04/17