How to join

Library membership is free to everyone living, working or studying in Cornwall and Devon including Torbay and Plymouth, for more than one month. 

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or visit your local library where staff will be happy to help you.

By joining the library you agree to abide by the library regulations and by-laws.

On request a courtesy email will be sent in respect of items due from Libraryservice.feedback@cornwall.gov.uk (please add to your safe list).   If an item is overdue, the fine will be recorded on your account.

To allow us to offer you this service, please note it’s your responsibility that we have your up to date email address.

If you are under 16 your parent or guardian must sign your membership card.

Concessionary membership offers lower overdue item charges. You and your family living at the same address will qualify for concessionary membership if you provide evidence that you are in receipt of any of the following benefits:

  • council tax support
  • housing benefit
  • job seekers allowance (income based)
  • working tax credit
  • employment and support allowance
  • pension credit
  • full-time student (attending college for more than 12 hours a week)
  • refugees or asylum seekers will need proof of entitlement to benefits

Membership lasts for one year. On expiry you will be asked to produce evidence of continued entitlement.