Join the library

Do you live, work or study in Derby or Derbyshire? If you do, you can join Derby Libraries by completing the form below.

When library staff receive your form they will:

  • make you a member
  • e-mail you to let you know that your library card and PIN is ready to collect

Once you have your ticket and PIN you will be able to:

  • place holds on books and audiobooks through the Library catalogue
  • borrow books, audiobooks and magazines from the library
  • download e-books and e-magazines

Please note that:

  • when you come to collect your library card, you will be asked to provide proof that you live, work or study in Derby or Derbyshire
  • without this proof we will be unable to give you your ticket and PIN
  • if you are eligible for any concessions please also bring proof of this
  • if you already have a library card for Derby Libraries or Derbyshire County Libraries you do not need to join online
  • by applying to join you are agreeing to follow the Library terms and conditions.
  • Children under 13 cannot join online.  This is because express, signed consent from the child’s parent/carer is required to allow the child’s data to be held and shared on the Library Management System.  Please print off and complete the joining form for your child and bring it into the library along with some identification and we can then proceed with the joining process.

Join Derby Libraries

Join online

By completing this form, you are agreeing to Derby Libraries Terms and Conditions, and to Derby Libraries processing your data on our Library Management System for the purpose of managing your membership in accordance with Derby Libraries' privacy notice.


We will send all hold and overdue notifications to you by email.  This is free of charge.  We can send letter notifications instead but we charge for these.  If you would prefer letter notifications please let us know when you collect your library card.

All information will be treated in accordance with our privacy notice.