Any person living in, working in or visiting Stoke-on-Trent is entitled to borrow books, music and DVDs at any Stoke-on-Trent library. Use the links from this page to find out more.
It's easy to join! Just call in at any library and fill in a membership form. You just need to show us proof of your name and address such as:
- driving licence;
- utility bill (less than three months old);
- bank statement (less than three months old);
- medical card;
- rent card; or
- benefit book.
If you don't have proof of your address, you will still be able to borrow two books. When you bring in your proof of address, your membership will be extended to include CDs, DVDs, reminiscence boxes and language courses.
You can get an application form from any Stoke-on-Trent library. If you are under 16 years old, please ask your parent
or guardian to sign the back of your form.
You can also use our Libraries On-line service to join the library on-line. Enter your details on the on-line form and we'll email you a temporary library barcode number. You will then be able to reserve items on-line.
If you would like to borrow items from the library you will need a library membership card. This can be collected from your local library. Just tell the library staff that you have registered online, and bring one proof of address with you on your first visit to the library. This must be an official document, please see examples at the top of this page.
Click here to go to Libraries On-line. Then click the link at the bottom of the page to go to the on-line joining form.
Your library card
Once you've joined you'll get a library card, which is the same size as a credit card. Please bring your card with you whenever you want to borrow or renew items from the library or use our IT facilities. You are responsible for everything borrowed on your card until you report its loss.
Please keep your library card safe and don't lend it to anyone else. If you lose your card, please tell us straight away. If you change your name or address, please tell us as soon as possible so that we can amend our records.
For more information, please call us on 01782 238455 or email:email@example.com.