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Join and explore our libraries

  • Join and explore our libraries
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    Join a library

    Join online or at any of our libraries and your membership card is valid at all of our libraries

  • Join and explore our libraries
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    What can I borrow, fees and charges

    Find out what you can borrow, for how long and how much it costs

  • eLibrary
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    24/7 eResources

    eBooks, eMagazines, catalogues, eCareers, eResources and access to subscription databases

  • Join and explore our libraries
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    Free Wi-Fi and computers

    You do not need to be a library member to access free wifi and computers in our libraries

  • Children and young adults
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    Children's services

    Reading support, activities for under five's and events for children, young adults and families

  • Join and explore our libraries
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    Reading groups

    If you enjoy reading why not join one of our reading groups?

  • What's on
    World Book Day event at the Barbican Library.
    Library events

    Find out what's on from exercising and drawing to talks, seminars and exhibitions