How to get a library card

It’s easy to join the library

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You can instantly become a digital member and get access to all of our services online. You will be able to use your membership online straightway to reserve a book to pick up from The Hive or another library of your choice. Once you are a digital member, you can upgrade to full membership when you come in to collect your reservations. Please note that you will need to bring proof of name and address in order to collect the book; this will upgrade you to a full membership. Unfortunately, we are not issuing library cards at this time but these can be collected at a later date.

Join online now - Digital Membership

Digital Membership will allow you to access our free eBook, eAudio and eMagazine collections as well as a wealth of other online resources. You will be able to use your membership online straightway and reserve a book to pick up from the library of your choice. Please note that you will need to bring proof of address in order to collect the book; this will upgrade you to a full membership. You will receive your library card and have access to the services listed below. Please also note that a standard reservation charge normally applies to reserved items. You can read more about reservations in our Library Services and Charges, please note that these changed from 1 August 2016

Library Byelaws (PDF 53 KB) - please read before completing the form.

Complete the online Digital Membership form.

Children's Library Card (0 - 12 years)
Young Persons Library Card (13 - 19 years)

University students and staff University of Worcester students and staff do not need to apply for a public library card; you can use your usual student or staff ID card to sign out materials.

Join in a library - Full Library Membership

To get a Full Library Membership you will have to visit a library and show proof of your name and address to a member of library staff i.e. driver's licence, passport, utility bill etc.?Full Library Membership will give you access to the following services click:

Borrow and reserve books, spoken word CDs and sound recordings from any library in the county (see the Borrowing & Reservations page for more information)

  • Borrow from our free collection of eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines, as well as our large Online Resource and Reference collections
  • Access library computers or Wi-Fi for free
  • DVD and Blu-Ray hire
  • Access library activities, such as Readers' Group, children's activities, Summer Reading Challenge and more.
  • Adult and family learning courses both for qualifications and leisure

You can read more about what's on offer in our Library Services and Charges (PDF 325 KB) guide.
Library Byelaws (PDF 53 KB) - please read. Please note there will be a change in Library Charges from 1 August 2016.