How to join your Library (UK Only)

Most UK Libraries offer FREE access to eBooks, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines for all generations.  Some even have things like virtual book clubs!

How do I join my library online?

All you need to do to join is to register on your relevant Council Website to receive a Library Card Number and (if applicable) a PIN number – it really is as simple as that! Please note that library services are generally provided by your County Council, Unitary Authority or London Borough and NOT District/Borough Councils or Parish Councils.

Where can I find my library sign-up page?


To help people we have compiled a list of the links to all the library sign-up pages in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  If you encounter any difficulties please just send us a message with your postcode.  You can do this by clicking on the help button in the top right-hand corner of your screen.  When we receive your request, we will send you the relevant link. 


  • Choose your County Council or Unitary Authority from the list below
  • Click on the corresponding link
  • Follow the instructions to enter your details and push the submit button.  Note – you will NOT be asked for any payment.
  • Receive your Library number (and also often a PIN Number) by email
  • Enter your number in the same page that you started at (if necessary follow the link to your library service again below)

The doors are now open to your virtual library!

Perhaps you could find a book to read to someone over the phone?


Depending on where you live, click on either England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
You will find a list of the relevant Councils.  Click on the council to which you belong to.  This will take you straight through to the relevant page where you can join your local library.

Barking and Dagenham Council
Barnet Council
Bath and North East Somerset Council
Bournemouth Christchurch & Poole Council
Bedford Borough Council
Bexley Council
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Blackpool Council
Bracknell Forest Borough Council
Brent Council
Brighton and Hove City Council
Bristol City Council
Bromley Council
Buckinghamshire County Council
Cambridgeshire County Council
Camden Council
Central Bedfordshire Council
Cheshire East Council
Cheshire West and Chester Council
City of York Council
Cornwall Council
Croydon Council
Cumbria County Council
Darlington Borough Council
Derby City Council
Derbyshire County Council
Devon County Council
Dorset Council
Durham County Council
Ealing Council
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
East Sussex County Council
Enfield Council
Essex County Council
Gloucestershire County Council
Greenwich Council
Hackney Council
Halton Borough Council
Hammersmith and Fulham Council
Hampshire County Council
Haringey Council
Harrow Council
Hartlepool Borough Council
Havering Council
Herefordshire Council
Hertfordshire County Council
Hillingdon Council
Hull City Council
Isle of Wight Council
Islington Council
Kensington and Chelsea Council
Kent County Council
Kingston upon Thames Council
Lancashire County Council
Leicester City Council
Leicestershire County Council
Lewisham Council
Lincolnshire County Council
Luton Borough Council
Medway Council
Merton Council
Middlesbrough Borough Council
Milton Keynes Council
Newham Council
Norfolk County Council
North East Lincolnshire Council
North Lincolnshire Council
North Somerset Council
North Yorkshire County Council
Northamptonshire County Council
Northumberland County Council
Nottingham City Council
Nottinghamshire County Council
Oxfordshire County Council
Peterborough City Council
Plymouth City Council
Portsmouth City Council
Reading Borough Council
Redbridge Council
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Richmond upon Thames Council
Rutland County Council
Shropshire Council
Slough Borough Council
Somerset County Council
South Gloucestershire Council
Southampton City Council
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
Southwark Council
Staffordshire County Council
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Suffolk County Council
Surrey County Council
Sutton Council
Swindon Borough Council
Telford and Wrekin Borough Council
Thurrock Council
Torbay Council
Tower Hamlets Council
Waltham Forest Council
Wandsworth Council
Warwickshire County Council
West Berkshire Council
West Sussex County Council
Westminster Council
Wiltshire Council
Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council
Wokingham Borough Council
Worcestershire County Council

In Northern Ireland, the library service is handled centrally. Just follow this link. Then click Register.

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