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It’s free to join the library giving you access to all Nottingham City Libraries and a range of facilities in Nottingham, including books & eResources, computers, printing & Wi-Fi, activities & events and more.

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Join at a library

You can join by visiting any of our available libraries and you will receive your card straight away. Bring along picture ID and proof of your address, e.g. driving licence, student card or passport and a recent bill or official letter.

You will find locations, opening hours and contact details for all our libraries on our Find a Library page.

Join online

Applying online for a library card is easy, there’s a quick form to complete, when our team have worked on your application they’ll email your library membership details to you ASAP.

When you receive the card number, and have your chosen PIN/password, you can start using our services straight away.

You can apply for a library card if you:

  • Live in Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire, Derby City and the surrounding counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.
  • Work or study in Nottingham but don’t live here.

Remember, you don’t need to apply for a new card if:

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Getting started

Once you’ve joined you can find out more about how to use the library and access our services on our website pages.

Customer Service Excellence Award

After an independent review Nottingham City Libraries has been awarded a cabinet offices Customer Excellence Quality Mark.

We are one of only seven public libraries in the UK to achieve this. Join our quality library service here.


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Little girl reading.
New eMags available now
Boxes full of books.

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