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Becoming a member

It doesn't cost you anything to be a member of the library. You can join at any branch of the library by presenting proof of your name and current address. There is no minimum age for joining, but if you are under the age of 14 we will ask your parent or guardian for their permission for you to be a member.

Joining online

You may join the library online by clicking on the button below after you have read and accepted the membership conditions. You can pick up your library card from any one of the libraries in the borough.

Conditions of membership

  • To borrow items you must present your library membership card.
  • You may borrow up to twelve items on your card. These can be borrowed from and returned to any branch of the Rochdale Library Service.
  • Any item may be renewed up to ten times unless it has been reserved by another borrower.
  • Items may be returned to any Rochdale Borough Library.
  • Overdue fines are charged for the late return of items by adult members.
  • Membership is suspended if you have overdue items and outstanding charges.
  • Items in stock or on order in any Rochdale Borough Library can be reserved free of charge.
  • You will be asked to pay for any lost or damaged books. Charges for damaged children's books may be waived.
  • 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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