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Join a Library


​​​​​​​​Join your local library for free and access a range of services.

Join the Library online​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window

You can borrow books and eBooks, and use the computers for free, but we charge for other services like borrowing CDs and DVDs. ​

Proof of identification 

You will need to visit a hub or library to collect your library card. Please bring one of the following forms of identification with you:
  • Driving licence
  • Credit or debit card
  • Utilities bill
  • Benefit card or book
  • Bank or credit card statement
  • Passport
  • NUS or student ID card, including International Student Identification Card (ISIC) and International Youth Travel Card (IYTC)

If you are under 16 your parent or carer will need to show one form of ID and sign the application.

If you are already a member of another library service in Wales, England, or Northern Ireland, you can join Cardiff Libraries by presenting your existing valid library card.

Renewals and overdue items

​ ​​​​​​​Books are currently being renewed automatically, which means that overdue fines will not usually apply.
 This is temporary, and subject to change.

If you have not finished with the item that you have borrowed you may be able to renew it, as long as it has not been reserved by someone else. You can renew the book by: 

You will need your library card and PIN if you’re renewing online. If you have forgotten your PIN please contact us. Please include your library card number if you know it.

Check library fines and charges​ for the latest information.
There are no fines on children’s books but please get them back to us as close to the due date as you can.

If you have any questions about joining a library, or if you have forgotten your PIN, you can contact us using this form. Please include your library card number if you know it.


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