Join the library

Find out about joining the library, including different types of membership and eligibility

Note that we ask for your gender in order to understand who is using the service, and to make libraries as inclusive and accessible as possible.


Please choose your branch:

n.b. To find your temporary membership number click on "show" next to "Registered accounts in Surrey".

If your application to join the library is successful a permanent library card number will be emailed to you. The benefits of membership are set out in our terms and conditions.

We will not be able to issue with a library card (and this temporary membership will be cancelled) if:

  • You are already a member of a Surrey library
  • You do not live within the administrative area of Surrey. In this instance you may still be able to join the library (if you work or study in Surrey) but, due to licensing restrictions on some of the services we offer, you will have to do so in person at a library. See what you will need to take with you.