Join a library

If you apply online, we will contact you to let you know when your card will be available. You must call in and collect your card within 30 days of this notification. On your first visit to the library, your card will be activated and you will receive your unique password. Even if you only wish to use your card to access eBooks, eMagazines etc, you must call in once to collect your card and unique password.

Please note: You must renew your library card once every two years. A member of staff will do this for you when your card is due for renewal. 

Join a library

You can also visit any Bury Council library to join in person. If you visit a library, we will need to see proof of your name and address and you can start borrowing immediately. If you're under 18 a parent or guardian will have to join on your behalf. If you lose your card then please contact your nearest library as soon as possible. There is a charge of £2.00 to replace your card.

Library services

When you join Bury Council libraries, you can:

Home Delivery Library Service

The Home Delivery Library Service is for people who live in the borough of Bury but cannot get to a library or ask anyone to collect books on their behalf. Please contact your local library or complete the home delivery library service form and a member of staff will contact you with more information.