Joining is completely free. Anyone can join and you do not need to live in Leeds to join a Leeds library.
How to join
You then need to just bring your card into any of our libraries in Leeds, with one of the following pieces of ID so that we can verify your address:
- Driving Licence
- A recent utility bill
- Bank or building society statement
- Tenancy agreement
- Benefits letter
- A library card from another authority (Universal library card)
- An official letter
If you join online your card will be posted to you on completion of the online form.
Join the Library
The information you provide will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, this information will be kept confidential and will only be used for the administration of your Active Card membership and to monitor the performance of the services we provide.
Change or update your details
If your information changes you can update your records by contacting us at any of our libraries or by e-mailing
Benefits, all FREE, include:
- a loan of 20 books for an initial period of 3 weeks
- bookable computers with internet access
- online resources from home
- downloadable eBooks and eAudio
reserve or renew a library book online.
You can use your Active Card in any of our branches right across Leeds including the large central library in the city centre.
You can also register your Active Card at any leisure centre to enable online bookings.
Lost or stolen cards
If your library card is lost or stolen please contact your local library as soon as possible. Replacement cards can be issued at a cost of £2.00 or £1.00 for concessions.