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Benefits of joining

Joining the library is FREE.  With full membership you can:

  • use any Warwickshire library;
  • borrow ten books free of charge;
  • borrow ten eBooks and eAudiobooks;
  • read eMagazines and eNewspapers online;
  • borrow DVDs and CDs;
  • use the Internet and other computer services including scanning and printing;
  • use subscription websites, for free, in the library and at home;
  • borrow from collections in languages other than English;
  • borrow large print titles and free audio books for people registered blind and partially sighted;
  • request items from other library services (inter library loan);
  • 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.

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To join, you must either:

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

How to Join in the library

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


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.

Over 16s categories:

  • 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.

Under 16s categories:

  • 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.

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Temporary and universal membership


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

You can borrow two printed books and two printed magazines.


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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