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Joining the library

If you live, work or study in Derbyshire you can join the library.

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Joining the library online

You can join the library online or by contacting your local library branch.

Once you've joined we'll email you with a temporary library number. This can't be used to access our e-services but it can be used in libraries.

You'll be sent your library card within 10 working days, which you can use to access our wide range of ebooks, e-audiobooks, e-magazines and e-newspapers.

If you have any questions about joining the library please contact us, email:

Lost tickets

If you think you're already a member but have lost your ticket, please contact your local library for a replacement.


You're never too young to join the library.

Children under 13

Parents or carers are able to register their children at any Derbyshire library. One form of identification or adult Derbyshire library card is all that they'll need. They can also add their child's details online. The new library card will then arrive through the post.

Young people aged 13 and over

If you're aged 13 or over, you can join and use the library yourself. Just visit any Derbyshire library with one form of identification which can include your b_line card.

You can also enter your details online and your new library card will arrive through the post.