Open Library gives you access to your local library, its books, computers and spaces even when the building is unstaffed.
Most of our libraries use Open Library - check if it's currently available at your local library.
Sign up for Open Library
Just talk to a member of staff in one of these libraries and they'll add the extra access to your library card.
If there's no member of staff available, give us a call on 01603 774777.
If you're under 16 you can't sign up for Open Library, but you're welcome to come into the library during unstaffed hours if you're with a parent or guardian who is registered.
How to use Open Library
- Hold your library card 10-15cm below the number pad, barcode side up - you should see a light scan your card and hear a small beep
- Type in your PIN code when it says so on the screen then press the green enter button
- At some libraries you might also need to press a large button before the door will open
- To leave the library, push the button by the door