Join a library

How to join

Join a library online

Or visit any Liverpool library to join in person

If you apply online, we will contact you to let you know when your card will be available. On your first visit to the library, your card will be activated and you will receive your unique PIN (this is so you can access your library account online).

You can also visit any Liverpool library to join in person. If you visit a Liverpool library, we will need to see proof of your name and address and you can start borrowing immediately.

Library services

When you join Liverpool libraries, you can:

  • Reserve and renew items online.    
  • Use Read Liverpool and download free ebooks, magazines, audiobooks, and access a host of reference resources.
  • Access computers and the internet. All our libraries have computers with free internet access and Microsoft Office software. Central and Toxteth libraries also have free WiFi areas.    
  • Learn in libraries and do online training courses at your local library.
  • Borrow items from any Liverpool library.

Home Library Service

The Home Library Service is for people who live in Liverpool but cannot get to a library or ask anyone to collect books on their behalf. Please email for more information.

Reading group tickets

Reading group tickets allow a group to loan a set of 10 books free of charge for a 6-week period. The books can be collected from any Liverpool library.

You can apply for a reading group ticket by emailing or calling 0151 233 3069 and asking for Sefton Park Library.

Search for and reserve sets of books for reading groups