Join a library


If you live, work or study in Liverpool we recommend you join via our eReading site, Read Liverpool. You'll receive your membership number straight away and you'll also be able to access Read Liverpool to browse and download ebooks and magazines and other eresources.

Join via Read Liverpool

If you don't live, work or study in Liverpool or don't need immediate access, you can apply below. We'll either send you a membership card by post or ask you to collect it in person.  On your first visit to the library, your card will be activated and you'll receive your unique PIN for your online library account and register with Read Liverpool.

Join a library 

In person

You can also visit any Liverpool library with proof of your name and address to join in person. You can then start borrowing immediately and set up your online account later on.

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, Microsoft Office software and free WiFi.    
  • 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