Join the Library

Joining the library is easy and completely free!

Joining means you can borrow books from our lending library, and once you have your very own GWL borrower card, it also makes it much easier to sign up for our events and courses.

GWL Borrower's Card

All you need to do is complete the borrowers form below and, when you next come to the library, provide two forms of ID, one with your address on it.

You could use a council tax letter, bank statement, gas bill or mobile phone bill as your proof of address. You could use a bank card, student card, driving licence or passport as your other form of ID.

What can I borrow?

  • You can borrow 8 books at one time.
  • You can borrow fiction books for 4 weeks and non-fiction books for 2 weeks.
  • You can renew your books through our online catalogue – all you need to do is log-in using your GWL borrower number, which you will find on the back of your borrower card e.g. R01555.

We really value and respect our library users, so we won’t fine you if your book is overdue, but we will send you a letter or an email to remind you. Since all of our books are donated and we have no budget for new books, please value and respect us by returning borrowed books.

I would like to join the Library

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Low income (e.g. Student, on benefits)

This information is completely confidential, and you can contact us at any time if your circumstances change.

I would like to be sent GWL news and events information by email

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