West Berkshire Council

Joining a Library

Library membership cards are free

Join online or visit any library, bringing proof of your name and address.

We welcome members of all ages, including babies.

Conditions of membership

  • you must present your library membership card to borrow items
  • you can borrow items from any West Berkshire library
  • you can return items to any West Berkshire library
  • you can usually extend your current loans at any branch by telephone or online - you will need your library card number and PIN for this
  • you're not permitted to renew an item you've borrowed if it has been reserved by someone else
  • overdue fines are charged for the late return of items
  • wherever possible we'll send overdue notices as a courtesy to remind you
  • if items are lost or damaged whilst in your care, you will need to pay for their repair or replacement
  • lost membership cards must be reported immediately - there's a charge for replacement membership cards
  • if you lose your card, you will be responsible for any items borrowed before the loss is reported to us
  • all reservation fees and lost membership card charges are non-refundable
  • you should tell us as soon as possible if you you change your address, name, phone number or email address

For full library terms and conditions and information on what is expected in our libraries, please read the doc icon West Berkshire Library Byelaws [127kb], or you can read about our charges and fees.

Who To Contact

For enquiries and information on West Berkshire libraries.

01635 519900