Join a library
Library membership is open to anyone who lives, works or studies in Barnet
There are 2 types of library membership:
- e-membership if you want to use our digital library and online resources
- full library membership for use in any Barnet library and online
Apply online for e-membership
E-membership allows you to use all our online resources and borrow ebooks, eAudiobooks and digital magazines straight away.
You can apply online and will need a working email address.
This form takes 3 minutes to complete.
Full library membership
If you already have e-membership you can upgrade to full membership by visiting any Barnet Library with your e-membership number.
We will issue you with a library card.
If you are aged 15 or under, a parent or guardian will need to sign your form for you.
Full membership allows you to borrow books, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks.
You can also:
Using your library card
We'll give you a Personal Identification Number (PIN) so that you can use the library computers and access our digital library.
Please bring your library card with you if you want to borrow or renew items in the library.
You can also renew items by phone or online, you will need your library card and PIN to do this.
Special library cards
If you are a childminder, foster carer, home educator or preschool leader, you can have a special library card (in addition to your own personal library card) for books to share with the children in your care.
- Childminders, Foster Carers and Home Educators can borrow an extra 20 items. Standard loan periods and charges apply
- Preschool leaders can borrow up to 30 items. Books can be borrowed for up to 100 days. Standard charges apply
Childminders, foster carers and preschool leaders must show proof of their name and address and their OFSTED or Local Authority registration documents when obtaining a special library card.
- People living with Dementia can borrow the standard 20 items with no fines on the late return of books. Fines and charges for DVDs and other items will apply.
To apply for a special card please visit your local library
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You can register to join our e-newsletters to receive information about activities, events and library services.