Membership and joining

Join online

It’s easy, simply go to the library joining form linked below and fill in your name and address. You will become a temporary member. Normally we would ask you to visit a library branch with two items of identification, at least one of which must show your current address, to become a full member and borrow items.

However, while our libraries are closed due to coronavirus, please join using the online form and then email your reference number plus your documents to verify ID/Proof of address to We will then complete your application and send out your membership card by post.

Join online

    Join at a library

    When our libraries re open, you can complete the application form at your local library.

    You must show us two items of identification, at least one of which must show your current address.

    Forms of identification

    We accept bankers’ card, credit card, passport, birth certificate, bus pass, driving licence, council tax bill, or a recent gas, electricity or phone bill.

    Your library card

    Your library card will be issued immediately and can be used straight away.

    All cards have a two-year expiry date. If your card expires please contact your local library. We will then check that all your details are still correct and extend your membership for another two years.

    Please remember to bring your card with you when you visit the library. All our libraries are self service. Your library card is needed every time you visit the library and want to access our services. Customers should use our self service kiosks to borrow, renew or return items and pay library fees and charges.

    You can use your card in all Hammersmith & Fulham libraries.

    Borrowing and other charges

    Please see borrowing and other charges for information about our charges.