These rules may be reviewed and/or altered at any time. We will use reasonable endeavours to inform Members of material or significant changes to the rules as far in advance as possible with notice of any significant change displayed in our libraries.
Library membership is free.
For full library membership one proof of name and address needs to be shown - for example a utility bill or bank statement be dated within the last three months, a photocard driving licence or a library card from any UK authority.
For limited library membership – with no borrowing rights, identification such as a bank card is required. This membership allows use of the library computers and online resources.
For anyone under 16 years a parent or guardian must present either a valid library card, or proof of identification as above.
Each member will receive a card with a membership number and a separate personal identification number (PIN).
You will require your membership card to borrow an item or renew items on loan, to request items from the library catalogue, borrow eBooks and use our computers.
Membership cards cannot be transferred to anyone else.
Lost membership cards must be reported immediately to any public library within the London Borough of Bromley. The cardholder, or the parent/guardian responsible for the membership of anyone under 16 years, remains responsible for the return of any item borrowed prior to such notification.
A replacement membership card will be issued on application. Identification is required. Members will be charged a replacement fee. This fee is reduced for those aged under 16 years.
All members must immediately notify a Bromley Library of any change of name, address or contact details so that the record of membership can be amended. For changes to name or address the library card and proof of the change (E.g.: marriage certificate, utility bill, driving license, etc.) will need to be presented to library staff.
The Librarian-in-charge is entitled to withdraw the membership of any person who fails to comply with any of the membership rules, or who commits an offence against byelaws made under Section 19 of the Public Libraries and Museums Act, 1964 as amended by the Council.