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Using your library

If you live in the Bury Council area you can join Bury Library Service for free. As a member you can

  • Borrow books for free.
  • Access computers and the Internet for free.
  • Access charged online information services, such as Ancestry for free.
  • Download and listen to electronic audio books for free.
  • Borrow DVDs, Blu-Ray and talking books for a small charge.

There are additional services to support children and learning including help with homework and homework clubs. There are also library services for housebound people and people with visual or hearing impairments.  

  • Self service in Bury's libraries

    By using our touch screen self-service machines you can quickly borrow, return and renew items yourself. You can also pay any outstanding fines that you may have.

  • How to borrow eBooks from Bury Library Service

    As a member of Bury Libraries you can now download a range of popular eBooks from the Overdrive library eBook service. Books can be read online or offline in any modern web browser, as well as a range of ePub compatible eBook readers (Kobo, NOOK, Sony). There are also apps for Apple, Android and Windows mobile devices.

  • Beating the Credit Crunch with Bury Library Service

    At a time when we are all feeling the pinch it's nice to know that you can go somewhere that offers you something for virtually nothing. There are plenty of good reasons to turn to this local service in these difficult times:

  • Joining a library

    You can become a member of Bury Library Service either by filling in the online form or visiting any library. Membership is available to everyone who lives in the Bury Council area. If you live outside the area but work in Bury, you may still join. If you are just visiting Bury, it may be worth getting a "computer access membership" to use our public access computers.

  • Library plans and policies

    Bury Library Service has a number of service planning and policy documents that guide us. We also comply with Bury Council's policies and procedures.

  • Library Catalogue help pages

    Learn about the help that is available for the new version of the Library Catalogue