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Your library membership

Find out about your library membership benefits, rights and responsibilities.

You can use your membership card at any of our libraries and access fantastic services and resources, including:

  • Books, music and film
  • online resources and information, including newspapers and magazines
  • eBooks and eAudio  
  • 120+ free computers,  free internet access, free WiFi 
  • one-to one basic IT support and accredited learning
  • baby bounce, under-five sessions, homework clubs and toy libraries
  • home library service
  • local history resources

For more information on how many items you can borrow and library charges, please click on the link below under Useful Documents.

You can find out what services we offer at our individual libraries by looking at their pages.

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Special membership for carers, foster carers and childminders

Our carer's ticket gives extra loans and privileges to registered carers, foster carers or childminders.

Membership renewal

Your membership will automatically expire after 12 months.  You just need to confirm your contact details with a member of staff and your membership will be renewed straight away.

Your rights and responsibilities

Please don't allow anyone else to use your four-digit PIN number and keep it secure. Don't forget to bring your card with you if you intend to borrow items or use the computers. If you change your address or lose your card please let us know as soon as possible.

You can return books, music and weekly DVDs to any Islington library but please return any single-day loan DVDs to the library you borrowed them from.

Please look after items borrowed on your library card. You will be charged for any items that are damaged or lost.

As a library member you agree to abide by the library bylaws when using our libraries and our Acceptable Use Policy when using library computers.


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