Lewisham Council - Join the library

Join the library

If you live, work or study anywhere in London you can join our library service.

How to join

  1. ​Download and complete the library application form below. Alternatively, you can ask for a copy of the form in any of our libraries, or join online through Arena.
  2. Bring your completed form along to any of our libraries, along with proof of your full name and current address. One official document is the minimum proof required.

You will then be able to join the library and borrow items straight away.

  • Library membership formApplication form to join all libraries in the borough.
    06 January 2014

What you get

  • With our library card you can borrow from any of the libraries in the borough.
  • You can borrow books, large print and talking books, CDs, DVDs, videos, CD-ROMS and Playstation software. Most books are free to borrow. Other items have a small hire charge. More about borrowing from the library.
  • You can also access our online services including the library catalogue and numerous online reference tools.

If you are 15 or under

  • You need a parent, legal guardian or teacher to act as your guarantor.
  • You need to give us your date of birth. This is because some of our DVDs and videos have age restrictions, and because some of our fees vary according to your age.


Library Service
London Borough Of Lewisham Second Floor
Laurence House
1 Catford Road
Se6 4ru
03333 704 700



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