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Join Slough Libraries and Culture

Anyone who lives, works or studies in Slough is welcome to join Slough Libraries free of charge. Even babies can have their own library card! You can sign up at your local library, or you can join online right now!

You can join at any branch of Slough Libraries. Children aged over 8 years can join without a parent, guardian or carer being present. Children under 8 years need a parent, adult guardian (grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc.), or carer to be with them when they join.

When you join online and fill in your details, you will be given a temporary card number and personal identification number (PIN). You can use these straight away to reserve items from the library catalogue. However, you will need to collect your library card from one of our branches before you are able to borrow items or use the library computers.

Already a member?

If you are already a member of Slough Libraries, you can login here to reserve or renew items, or change your details. You will need your PIN. If you don’t know what it is, just contact us and we will find out for you.

What can I do as a library member?

Books on a shelf at Britwell You can borrow up to 35 items including books and audio books, in addition you can borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eComics!

Borrowing books, eBooks, eMagazines and eComics is free, however, we do make small charges for overdue items and for services such as photocopying and printing.

You can keep books, audio books, eBooks and eAudiobooks for 3 weeks. It is possible to renew items if no-one else has requested them. You can also use a computer at our libraries free of charge.

Got any comments, queries or suggestions about the library? Fill in our online form.

Lost your library card?

If you lose your card we will replace it, just speak to a member of staff. Children’s cards are replaced free twice; adults will need to pay for replacements, as will children after the second card. If you forget your PIN there is also a charge.

Renew

You can renew items you have borrowed in a variety of ways:

Renew online - You can renew items up to four times online, simply login using your library card number and PIN. Go to My Account, click on 'Current loans', then select (tick the box) for each loan you want to renew and then click on 'Renew selections'.

On the phone - Items can be renewed up to four times by phone 0303 123 0035. Press 3 for Slough Libraries when prompted. You will need to provide your library card number and PIN, or the barcode from your items.

At a library - Unless items have been requested by another customer, you can renew them as many times as you like at your local library.

RFID screen at the library

Please note: If the item has been reserved by another library member, or if you owe £10 or more, you will not be able to renew it and will be required to return it.

Reserve

You can reserve an item available from Slough Libraries for a small charge through the library catalogue online. The item will be delivered to the library of your choice. Please note you will need your library card number and PIN code.

If an item is not available from Slough libraries, you can also search our partner libraries through the library catalogue online, and then select “Try this search in the SELMS Library Network Catalogue”. Reserving Items from partner libraries incur a slightly higher charge.

Slough Libraries can send you a reminder via e mail when your requested item is available for collection. Ask any member of staff to set this up for you.