Join the library

To join online, applicants must either:

  • live, work or study in Warwickshire or;
  • live in a neighbouring county, for more than eight weeks, from the date of joining.

Complete the form and we will send your library card to your home address.

 


Benefits of joining

Benefits

With full membership you can:

  • use any Warwickshire library;
  • borrow books, and e-books free of charge;
  • borrow DVDs and CDs;
  • use the Internet and other computer services;
  • request items from other library services;
  • use pay websites, for free, in the library and at home;
  • use other library services for study or reference.

In return we ask you to:

  • return your items on time;
  • respect the library bye-laws, available at Library Policies.

Eligibility

Full membership is open to anyone who lives, works or studies in Warwickshire or lives in a neighbouring county and will do so for more than eight weeks, from the date of joining.

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Join in the library

Ask any member of staff at a County Council managed library.

Find a library – locations and opening hours.

Identification

Please show one form of ID with your name and address or photo ID;

  • utility bill;
  • postmarked envelope;
  • bank statement;
  • rent agreement;
  • photo driving licence;
  • official personal correspondence (not handwritten letters);
  • Coventry Libraries card;
  • medical card.

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Concessionary tickets for Warwickshire Libraries users

In addition to our standard tickets for children and adults of all ages, we also offer a range of tickets suitable for people who have a disability or whose circumstances fit one of the categories below:

For over 16s these categories include:

  • adults with learning and reading difficulties including dyslexia;
  • Books on Prescription users;
  • carers (16+);
  • child minders;
  • foster carers;
  • home educators;
  • hearing impaired adults;
  • home library service to individuals (books collected by carers for a housebound person);
  • mobility impaired adults;
  • visually impaired adults;

For under 16s these categories include:

  • foster children;
  • visually impaired children;
  • mobility impaired children;
  • hearing impaired children;
  • children with learning difficulties including dyslexia;
  • home library service to individuals (books collected by carers for a housebound child);
  • young carers (aged 15 and under);

If you think you fit one of the categories, please talk to a member of staff at a council managed library. They will be happy to advise you and update your membership type.

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Temporary and universal membership

Temporary

You can join as a temporary member if you are visiting Warwickshire and staying between 8 days and 8 weeks. No proof of local address is necessary but proof of name and signature is, (e.g. bank card, passport).

You can borrow two books and two magazines for the standard three week loan period.

Universal

Universal Membership is a national scheme enabling library members to borrow physical books from any local library service in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. A library card from another authority within the UK can also be accepted in lieu of name and signature ID.

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Inspire

If you are registered with one of the libraries within the Inspire partnership, you can use national, academic, health, college, school libraries, and many other organisations for reference or study purposes. It is advisable to check, with the library service in question, which services you can use.

You can register to use the scheme by completing the application form, available at Inspire

Participating libraries in Coventry and Warwickshire:

  • City College, Coventry;
  • Coventry Libraries and Information Services;
  • Coventry University, Lanchester Library;
  • Henley College, Coventry;
  • Hereward College;
  • North Warwickshire and Hinckley College;
  • Rugby Hospital of St Cross Edyvean-Walker Health Sciences Library;
  • Shakespeare Birthplace Trust;
  • Stratford upon Avon College;
  • University of Warwick;

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Join the library was last updated on November 14, 2014.