Joining Cheshire East libraries

Anyone with a UK address can join Cheshire East libraries, get a library card (new or replacement), and start borrowing books for free

Library membership is free, and you can use both libraries in Cheshire East libraries and Cheshire West and Chester libraries.

If you are not a member, you can read in the library and use some of the services, but you cannot borrow any books or other items. 

Any questions? Just ask the library staff - they are there to help!

Supporting new arrivals

Libraries Connected have produced a basic introduction to libraries which is available in English and Ukrainian.

How to join the library

It is easy to join the library.

You can:

Identification documents for library membership

You need just one item of identification to join the library. It must show your name and a UK address (or a parent or carer's name and address if you are under 18).

Types of document we accept include:

  • driving licence
  • medical card
  • receipted utility bills
  • bank statement
  • building society pass book

If you are under 18, a parent or carer must come with you to the library the first time to show the document.

What you get as a library member

As a library member, you can:

Using our libraries

For ideas about what to read, look at the reading lists in our catalogue or try our list of books and reading websites.

Page last reviewed: 13 October 2023