Due to essential maintenance some of our online services will be unavailable on Thursday 18 April from 5pm to 7pm.

It is free to join the library. You can sign up for membership in person, online or by completing an Active library and leisure card application form.

Join in person 

You can join by visiting any South Gloucestershire library. You will need to bring with you identification showing your name and address. 

Examples of identification include: 

  • a UK driving licence  
  • utility bill within the last three months 
  • bank or credit card statement within last three months  
  • other forms of identification may be also accepted 

Children and teenagers 

If you are under 16 years old, we will need a parent or guardian’s signature. 

Join online 

You can join the library online using the LibrariesWest website.

When you join you will get an online membership number and PIN. 

You will have access to online resources such as eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines straight away. 

You will need to pick up your Active library and leisure card from a South Gloucestershire library to borrow and reserve items and use other library services. 

You should take identification with you when you pick up your new card. 

Active library and leisure card 

You can apply directly for an Active library and leisure card. This gives you access to both library and leisure facilities in South Gloucestershire.

Complete an online application form and collect your Active library and leisure card from your selected library during staffed hours. You will then have full access to library services online and in our libraries.

Find out more about leisure facilities and membership options on the Active Lifestyle Centres website.

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