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Joining the Library and Membership Information

This area of the website contains information on what services are provided by the library service, how to become a library member and the benefits of being a member.

Library Membership Application Form

You can join online instantly as a temporary member with limited access using the e-form below. You will then have up to 3 months to visit your local library to pick up a membership card for full access. 
Alternatively you can download and print the library membership form attached to this page take it to your local library and become a full member.

How to join the Library


To borrow books, CDs, DVDs and other materials from any of the libraries in Doncaster you will need to complete a membership application form (available to download on this page) and you will need to bring proof of identity with you to the library, which must show your full name and address. You will then become a full member and be issued with a membership card which enables you to borrow items or use the computer terminals.

If you have no proof of name and address with you, you will be given an Internet Plus membership which will allow you to borrow only 2 books and to access the computer terminals for 30 minutes per day. We will then ask you to bring in some form of ID and when you return to the library with the ID we will upgrade you to full membership.

Children and Teenagers

Under 16s need to ask a parent, guardian or carer to complete a form on their behalf and provide proof of identification showing name and address.

Examples of identity with full name and address:

Examples of identity with name and address are:

  •  - Medical card
  •  - Current drivers licence
  •  - Pension book
  •  - Child Benefit book 
  •  - Council rent book
  •  - Official letter - for example recent telephone, gas, water, electricity bill.
  •  - Any other official document providing that it has both your name and address.                    

Please ask the library staff if you have any questions about joining the library.

You can access your own membership records via any computer terminal in a library or via the Library websitefrom home, work, school or college. Just ask the staff for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) which you will need to enter, together with your personal barcode number on your membership card.

Upgrade your account

Upgrading your account for free will allow you to:
Choose a username and password
Save items to your wishlist
Add ratings
Add reviews
Recommend titles on Facebook, Twitter and by email

Documents Documents

To download and print the library membership form, Click on the link below:

Library Membership Form

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