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Join the Library

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

Complete the online form to join the library now. You will receive a temporary membership number which you can use to start using eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines straightaway.

Call into any library with some form of ID (e.g. bank card or driver's licence) to upgrade to full membership, and start borrowing books and DVDs


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 children's books). We'll need to see some form of ID - e.g. bank card or driver's licence - but contact us if that's a problem for you.

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 Wi-Fi, 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