Membership and joining

Membership is available to anyone who lives in a London borough. If you live outside London and are a member of another library service you are also welcome to use our libraries. Please speak to a member of staff and be prepared to show proof of membership.

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 – please go in to a library branch with your ID to become a full member and borrow items.

Join online

Join at a library

You can complete the application form available at your local library.

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

Borrowing and other charges

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

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.