Your local library has everything to offer. From a full programme of activities to online resources and audiobooks, find out what your free membership will get you.
There’s so much to discover and explore at your local library. From computers with internet access to fun, educational workshops and activity groups for adults and children, there’s something for everyone in the community.
Whether you’re looking for a library membership in London or the Midlands, a place to study or just somewhere to connect with your local community, your local library is here to help and inspire, whatever your age and needs.

What's included in your library membership

Here’s some of the benefits of becoming a member at one of our libraries:

Library Catalogue

Whether you’re searching from crime fiction, autobiographies or children’s books, discover your next read with our extensive library catalogue. 

Multiple locations

When you sign up for a library membership in one area, you can access all the libraries in that region, including events and facilities at specific locations.

Online resources

From digital newspapers to reference tools, access a range of online resources at your local library.

Learning and skills

Learn something new with our online and in-person skill and development courses. 

Accessible facilities

We want everyone to be able to enjoy visiting their local library. That’s why our libraries cater for a range of access needs. Get in touch with your local library to find out more.

Social sessions

Connect with others in your community at one of our regular social sessions. From baby and parent groups to coffee mornings for over 60s, come and join us for a casual chat and a hot drink.

Advice and guidance

From money issues to career support, you’ll find a range of advice and guidance at your local library. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or need financial advice, we’re here to help. 

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Better libraries are part of GLL, a charitable social enterprise. Your library membership can help make a difference.

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Library memberships by location

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The friendly staff and community events at my local library create an inviting atmosphere, making my visits not just about books, but about connection and discovery. I never knew being a library member could be so rewarding!

Michael Jones
Library member 
From exploring new genres to attending thought-provoking workshops, my library membership has become an invaluable asset in my quest for lifelong learning. The knowledgeable staff are always ready with recommendations and a welcoming smile.

Gretta Myers
Library member 

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Enjoy access to thousands of books, online resources, research materials, and more
Free Wi-Fi and computer access across our locations, plus printing and photocopying services  
Discover a range of activities for adults and children, including special events at our libraries
Enjoy library facilities such as parcel services and bookable spaces for meetings or private study  

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