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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?

If you're 18 or over, 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. Accept the full conditions of library membership.
  2. Complete the online form, after which you'll be issued with a library membership number. You can use this straight away to download eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eGraphicnovels, as well as to access other online library resources.
  3. Collect your library card from any library across the borough if you want to borrow books. You'll need to bring some identification with you showing your name and current address. You'll also need to wait at least 24 hours from the time you submit the form to the time you collect your library membership card. Find your nearest library, get opening times and directions.

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

I accept conditions of membership and wish to join the library


If you're aged 14-17
and want to join the library, you'll need to visit one of our libraries. You'll need to bring some identification with you showing your name and current address. Find your nearest library, get opening times and directions.

If you're under 14 years old and want to join the library, we'll ask your parent or guardian for their permission. They'll need to accompany you to the library, bringing some identification for themselves such as a utility bill, driving licence or bank statement. Find your nearest library, get opening times and directions.

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:

Contact

0300 303 8876

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.
Closed for training Monday 11am-11.30am.