Library membership

It’s free to join the library. Become a member and access books, ebooks, online services and a lot more for free.


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What do I get?

With your library card, you can:

  • borrow a huge range of books, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, DVDs and CDs
  • use library computers and the internet for free
  • access a range of online resources, from historical newspapers to the family history websites Ancestry and Findmypast.

If you're not a member, join now to be a part of the library community.

Services for Carers

  • Reduced late fees on books, magazines and talking books
  • Keep your items for up to 6 weeks
  • Reserve books for free
  • Borrow talking books for free
  • Free ebooks, online magazines and newspapers, available 24/7

You can apply for a carer’s library card at your local library, or call us on 0300 123 4049. If you have trouble getting to a library, try the Home Library Service to bring the library to your doorstep.

Services for people with visual impairment

  • Books in Large Print for adults and children
  • Free talking books on CD and online
  • Picture books for young children featuring Giant Print and Braille
  • Tactile board books with braille style numbering, play elements and high contrast images
  • Free reservations on Hertfordshire stock
  • Reduced late fees on books and talking books
  • Large print keyboards on public computers
  • Free ebooks, online magazines and newspapers with adjustable print size

For more support to access reading and reading services, check the Reading Sight website