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Apply for library membership

You can join the library online or in person at any library.

Apply to join the library

When you join online you will be given a temporary membership number which you can upgrade to a full membership by visiting any library and showing one of the following proofs of identification:

  • passport
  • photo driving licence
  • national identity card
  • National Entitlement Card
  • Young Scot card
  • university or college ID
  • National Library of Scotland membership card
  • City of Edinburgh Council staff ID
  • Council Tax bill (current)
  • bank statement (dated within last 3 months)
  • utilities bill (dated within last 3 months)

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