Become a member

Your Southwark Library card gives you access to over 350,000 books, films and CDs in Southwark’s 12 libraries, as well as access to a range of eResources, which includes free-to-borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks.

If you’d like to join, complete the online library membership application.

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As soon as you join online, you have immediate access to our eResources

Your guest membership will expire within one month of joining. If you wish to become a permanent member, visit any Southwark library to collect your permanent library card. You'll need to bring your guest membership number and one form of identity (ID) with your current address, such as:

  • a recent utilities bill (last six months)
  • rent / child benefit / pension book
  • current driving licence
  • bank / credit card statement (last six months)
  • building society book

If you don’t want to join online just pop into your nearest Southwark library and ask for a joining form from a member of staff. Once you’ve completed the form you’ll need to show one proof of identity (ID) which has your current address.

If you’re under 18, a parent or carer will need to sign the form as your guarantor. 

If you’re registered disabled, let us know when you join as you’re entitled to a range of concessions. 

Page last updated: 31 July 2017