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Read about the recent changes to the way we manage planning applications.

How to join the library

Joining the library is easy and free.

Simply visit any of our libraries during staffed hours with proof of your address and you can take items out the same day. You can also join online at LibrariesWest.  Once you have joined you can use your card at any South Gloucestershire library as well as any library in the LibrariesWest Consortium – Bristol, Bath and NE Somerset, North Somerset, Somerset, Dorset & Poole. You can also access our online services – including ebooks, e-audio and e-magazines, with your borrower number and PIN.

Find loan periods and information on fees and charges here

The library card is also an Active Card and can be used at South Gloucestershire Leisure Centres. More information can be found at

Library members can enhance their membership to use most libraries 7 days a week at times when they are unstaffed. We call this Open Access. Read more about Open Access and book your one-off induction online (Ts & Cs apply).

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