Join a library

How to join

It costs nothing and anyone can join. You can join at any of our libraries and your can use your membership at any of them.

When you come along to join, please bring proof of address, for example:

  • driving licence
  • utility bill

There's no charge to borrow books, but there is a charge for other materials like CDs and DVDs. If you need extra time, you can renew your loans in person, by phone, or by using the online catalogue.

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Babies and under 8s

We welcome babies and young children to the library. If you want to join your baby or young child, speak to a member of library staff who'll be happy to help.


Children over 8

It's easy to join the library. If you are aged 8 or over, you can join yourself.

Just come along to the library. Remember to bring proof of address - your parents will be able to help you with this.

We'll give you:

  • your own library ticket
  • a letter to take home which says that you've joined the library

You can use your ticket straight away and borrow items for up to 28 days . You can borrow:

  • books
  • story CDs

We'll stamp the date that the book or tape has to be returned by on the date label. Remember to bring the books back on time so other people can read them.

If you want to keep them for longer, you can renew them. Come in, give us a call, or use the library catalogue.

If you don't bring your library books back on time, you'll get a letter from us to remind you to bring them back. We won't charge you, but remember there may be someone else wanting to read that book.


Information held about you

Please see below for information on the information North Tyneside Libraries holds about you

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