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Join the Library

Anyone who lives, works or is studying in Powys can join the library. Your new card will also give you access to our collections of ebooks and emagazines to download onto your own computer or mobile device.


Call into any library and we can join you or your child into the library straightaway. A parent or guardian needs to apply on behalf of anyone under the age of 14, who take responsibility for their loans (though we don't charge fines on childrens books). We'll need to see some form of ID - eg bank card or drivers licence - but contact us if that's a problem for you.


Complete the online form then visit the library with some form of ID eg bank card or drivers license to collect your library card.  If you join online you can start using eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines straightaway.


Once you join the library you will be able to

  • Borrow Books, DVDs, Audiobooks on CD and Language courses
  • Use the catalogue to reserve and renew items online
  • Download eBooks, eAudiobook, eComics and eMagazines straight to your smartphone, tablet or computer, from home or on the go, 24/7

Visit any of our libraries to

  • Use computers and WiFi, completely free (a parent or guardian will need to give permission for under-16s, who will also need to be members of the library. No restrictions if you are 16 or over)
  • Find your family history on library computers using Ancestry and Findmypast
  • Use Access2Research on library computers


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