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Join the library

Whichever way you join, no proof of address is required and membership is free. Take a look at our library membership leaflet if you want to know more about our libraries.

Join the library online

Download the new membership form, complete all fields, save and email the form to

We need a separate form for each person who is joining.

We will set up a library account for you, and email you your card number and PIN. Your card will be available to collect from your chosen library within 5 working days.

Join the library in person

Visit any Poole Library and ask to join.

You will be asked for the following information:

  • contact details to include full name, address and postcode
  • date of birth
  • phone number
  • email address
  • ethnicity

On joining Poole Library Service, you agree to abide by the Library Byelaws and our terms and conditions.

Library membership entitlement

As a member of Poole Libraries you have access to:

Your library PIN

When you join we give you a PIN which you will need together with your library card number to access extra library services from any computer.

With your pin you can:

Lost library PIN

You can reset your PIN online by going to Libraries West, clicking on 'My Account' at the top right and then clicking on 'Reset your PIN'. As long as we have your current email address on our records, you will get an email telling you what to do next.

Alternatively, either ask a member of staff in the library, or email quoting your name, address, library card number and date of birth.

Page last updated: 06 September 2018
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