Join the library

Anyone who lives, works or is studying in Powys can join the library.

Call into any of our branch libraries to join the library.

We will ask you to complete a short form, which is available in the library, or if you prefer you can download it from the link below.

Please bring with you something official which shows your name and address – this could be a driving or TV license, utility bill, bank statement or Council Tax statement.

Once the librarian accepts your application, you are a member of the library and can borrow from our catalogue straight away (in-person and online)

Find your nearest library and check opening hours

Download a library registration form (adult)

Download a library registration form (child)

Using library services online

You can browse the library catalogue without logging into your account. If you wish to place a hold (reserve) on a book, renew a book or change account settings you will be asked to login. To login you will need your library card number (bar code), and a PIN.

What is your PIN?

If you joined the library before July 2014, your PIN will be the last 4 digits of the phone number we have for you.

If you are a new joiner (or if you haven’t previously given us your phone number), your PIN will be: ‘changeme’.

Using your PIN

  1. You will be prompted to login where necessary. A screen with 2 boxes will appear labelled: 'Your Barcode' and 'PIN'
  2. Enter the number below the barcode on the back of your library card – be sure to leave out any spaces
  3. Enter your PIN (If you don't know what your PIN is, try the last 4 digits of your phone number or the word: 'changeme')
  4. After a successful login you will be able to continue

You can start borrowing straightaway – we’ve got books, DVDs and audiobooks in every library, and you can also request items from any of our other branches free of charge.

Your new card will also give you access to our collections of ebooks and emagazines to download onto your own computer or mobile device, as well as our selection of online resources such as Theory Test Pro.

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Children at the Library

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  • storybooks for all ages
  • information books for hobbies or homework
  • computers
  • videos and storytapes
  • competitions, rhyme and story times and other things to do.
  • holiday activities and reading challenges