Joining your library

Full library membership

Full library membership is open to anyone who lives, works or studies in Northamptonshire.

To join, please visit your most convenient library.

  • If you are over 18, you will not be required to bring proof of identification
  • If you are under 18, you must have a parent or guardian present
Find your nearest library

Full library members can:

  • borrow 20 items for 3 weeks from all Northamptonshire libraries (Maximum of 3 DVDs loaned for 1 week)
  • reserve items using the Library Catalogue and online resources
  • download for free: e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines and e-newspapers.
  • free access to premium online subscription websites such as encyclopaedias and newspaper archives

Virtual library membership

If you wish to access e-books, e-audiobooks, e-newspapers and e-magazines, and also every resource in our online reference section, without becoming a full library member, you can become a Virtual library member.

To become a Virtual library member, you must:

  • live, work or study in Northamptonshire
  • have a personal email address

How to apply

Sign up for Virtual library membership

Once we have processed your form, your membership number will then be emailed to you.