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Becoming a member of Manchester Libraries

Welcome to Manchester Libraries! Membership of the library service is free. Manchester Libraries have so much to offer you.

Join online

You may join the library online by clicking on the button below. Your membership card will be available to collect from whichever Manchester Library you choose. Please bring a form of ID showing your address when you collect your card.

Conditions of membership

  • To borrow items you must use your library membership card, and you should use the self-service machines if possible
  • DVDs and CDs are available for 1 week's loan, all other items, including books, maybe borrowed for three weeks.
  • You may borrow up to twelve items on your card. These can be borrowed from and returned to any library in Manchester
  • Items may be renewed three times online or at any library. If a reservation has been placed on an item you have on loan a renewal is not permitted.
  • Items may be returned at any library.
  • You may not be able to borrow items if you have overdues items and outstanding charges.
  • A reservation and/or inter-library loan service is available for those items which are on loan, available at another branch or at another library service. You can place your own reservations for most items via the online catalogue.
  • We no longer charge overdue fines, but all costs incurred by the Library due to items lost or damaged whilst on loan to you must be paid.
  • All inter-library loan and lost membership card charges are non-refundable.
  • If you change your address or name please notify us immediately.
  • Please report lost cards to the library immediately. You will be held responsible for any items borrowed before the loss is reported.
  • Membership details are confidential and will not be disclosed to other parties.


Click the button below to accept these conditions and proceed to the registration form

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