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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

Check and renew your loans; review and amend your personal information by logging into “my account” on To log in you will need your borrower number (found on your membership card) and PIN.  If you don’t know your PIN use the “Forgot my PIN” option and an email will be sent to the email address we hold for you.

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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