dlr Libraries are open to everyone. We welcome visitors to browse our collections, view exhibitions or attend library events. You do need to be a member to borrow material, to study, use a PC or access our online resources. Joining the library is free.
You can join at any age. Children and young people under the age of 18 must get the permission of a parent or guardian to join the library - see further details on the subject of guarantors below.
To join, you need to complete an application form, either online HERE or in person at one of our libraries. Bring photo ID plus one document showing your current address, e.g. a driver's licence, electricity bill or post office book.
Those in temporary accommodation or with no fixed address will need to mention this to library staff when joining and show photo ID.
If your library card has expired, please contact your local library to renew it. Contact details for your local dlr library can be found here
A parent or guardian must accompany children under 8 years at all times.