Joining your library

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Only full library members can borrow items to take home, reserve items using the Library catalogue and use our online information resources from home or anywhere via the internet.

Far Cotton Library

Full library membership

Full library membership is open to anyone who lives, works or studies in Northamptonshire.

To join, please visit your most convenient library.

  • If you are over 18, you will not be required to bring proof of identification
  • If you are under 18, you must have a parent or guardian present
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Full library members can:

  • Borrow 20 items for 3 weeks from all Northamptonshire libraries (Maximum of 3 DVDs loaned for 1 week)
  • reserve items using the Library Catalogue and online resources
  • download for free: e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines and music downloads
  • free access to premium online subscription websites such as encyclopaedias and newspaper archives through our online reference section.

Virtual library membership

If you wish to access e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines and music downloads; and also every resource in our online reference section without becoming a full library member, you can become a Virtual library member.

To become a Virtual library member, you must:

  • live, work or study in Northamptonshire
  • be aged 16 or over
  • have a personal email address

How to apply

Once we have processed your form, your membership number will then be emailed to you.

Please note: we may occasionally send you information about our services and invite you to take part in customer surveys and consultations.

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