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Join the library

Find out who can join the library, how you can join the library and what you can do with your library membership.

Who can join the library?

Anyone can join the library. It doesn't matter if you live or work outside of Rochdale borough. As long as you're a UK resident, you can become a member of our libraries.

How much does it cost to join the library?

Library membership is FREE for everyone.

How do I join the library?

You can complete our online form to join the library. It's FREE and only takes a few minutes to complete.

You'll need to:

  1. Follow the link below to view and accept the conditions of membership.
  2. Complete the online form to register to join the library. Then you'll get a library membership number. You can use this straight away to download eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines, as well as to access other online library resources.
  3. Collect your library card from one of the open libraries - view open libraries.
  4. When you collect your card, you'll need to bring some identification with you showing your name and current address. If you're under 14 years old, a parent or guardian will need to accompany you to the library, bringing some identification for themselves such as a utility bill, driving licence or bank statement.

Find out how we use your personal information in our privacy notice.

View and accept the conditions of membership then register to join the library

What can I do once I've joined the library?

Once you've joined the library, you'll be able to use any library in Rochdale borough. You can do more than borrow books with your library membership. Find out what services are available in our libraries.

You'll also be able to use your library card to access services at other libraries in the Greater Manchester Consortium, including:


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