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Getting started at the library

Group of Smiling Young AdultsIt is free to join the library. 

Once your have a library card, you can access a wide range of information and entertainment at the library and online.

You do not need to bring any identification with you to join immediately as a light customer, which allows you to take out up to three books.

To use the full range of services you will need to bring in some identification, such as a recent utility bill or driving licence.

If you are under 16 years old, your parent or guardian will need to provide proof of identity.

Full members, can borrow up to 30 items, selecting from:

Renewing a library book and other items

Borrowing books and using computers is free. Find out how to reserve or renew a library book.

You can receive reservation and overdue notices by email; this saves on postage and paper. To take advantage of this service either ask next time you visit the library or log into the catalogue to change your preferences and add your email address.

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If you are a Medway resident, you can also use the Drill Hall Library at the Universities for Medway. Email us to find out how.