London Borough of Barnet

Parents and carers

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Each library has a special collection of materials to help you as a parent or carer. There are books about starting school, child health and development and much more.

Find out more about library services for under fives, children aged between five and 11 years old and teenagers.

Special library tickets for carers 

If you are a childminder, preschool leader or foster carer you can have a special ticket for books to share with the children in your care. 

  • Childminders can borrow an additional 14 items, plus themed story boxes. Standard loan periods and charges apply.
  • Preschool leaders can borrow up to 30 items, plus themed story boxes. Books are loaned for 100 days and non-book items for standard loan periods. Standard charges apply.
  • Foster carers can borrow an additional 20 books for up to six weeks, 2 DVDs (U, PG and 12 certificates) free of charge and themed story boxes.

To obtain a childminder, preschool or foster carer library ticket you must show proof of name and address and your OFSTED or Local Authority registration documents.

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