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Join the library

Join online

Join online

Completing the registration form is free and easy and will give you a temporary membership. You will receive a registration number by email and will be able to:

Take your registration number into your local library if you want to:

  • collect your library card
  • change your membership type - if child, young adult, memory, access or friends and family membership is more appropriate
  • take advantage of the full range of library services.

Please note: You will need to bring some identification with your name and address on it, such as a driving licence, bank statement or recent utility bill.

Join at the library

Join your local library

Pop along to your local library where you will be given membership and your library card.

You will need to bring some identification with your name and address on it, such as a driving licence, bank statement or recent utility bill.

Please note: You can’t join the library over the phone.

Lost library card or reactivate account

You will need to come into a library to get a replacement card or to reactivate your account.

You must bring identification with your name and address on it such as a driving licence, bank statement or recent utility bill.

There is a charge of £1.15 for replacing lost or damaged library cards.

Update your account details

You can update your contact details or password by logging into your account on the Essex Libraries catalogue.

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