Join the library
Quick membership online
Borrow a small number of items immediately by joining the library online. You can upgrade to full membership within 4 weeks.
You will need:
- to read and accept our terms and conditions
If you are over 18 you can enter your details online and begin reserving items straight away. Take your proof of identity documents into any Buckinghamshire library within 4 weeks to collect your library card.
You need to collect your library card from your local Buckinghamshire library before you can use the eLibrary and online reference resources.
Bring your library card with you every time you visit the library.
You may also become a quick library member in your local library by showing staff one form of identity as stated below.
To become a full library member you will need to provide proof of your name, current address and signature.
For example one or two of the following:
- driving licence
- allowance book
- bank statement
- credit card
- utility bill
If you are under 16 your parent or guardian will need to sign your registration form and provide proof of their identity.
Using your library card
You can use your library card at any public library in Buckinghamshire, including mobile libraries.
You can return items to any of our libraries.
If your card is lost or stolen, let us know immediately so we can prevent it from being used. Please note that you are responsible for all items borrowed on your card.
What you can borrow
You can choose up to 20 items (maximum of 3 games) including:
- Books can borrowed free, normally for 3 weeks
- Audio books can be borrowed for 3 weeks
- DVDs, CDs, magazines and games can be borrowed for 1 week
Books and magazines are free to borrow. There are small hire charges for some items like DVDs and Audiobooks.
If you can't find what you're looking for on the shelves, please ask the library staff or search and reserve online yourself.
Unless they are in demand, you can renew up to 4 times.