Join a library

It is free to join a library in Harrow and borrow books.


You can join:


  • if you live, work or study in the borough
  • at any age (if you under 16 years old, your parent or guardian must sign your application form)


Join a library online


If you prefer you can also join the library in person at one of the local libraries.



Documents you need to provide to join the library


After you have completed the registration form you will be able to collect your library membership card from any of the libraries in Harrow.


To collect your card you will be required to provide:

  • proof of your signature and address e.g driving licence or bank card
  • proof of a disability if applicable e.g a Blue Badge


Library PIN number


You will need a PIN to access some library online services and the internet on library computers. Usually your PIN is given to you when you join the library. You will need to keep this secure as it also gives access to your own personal borrower record.


If you were not given your PIN when you joined the library, or if you have lost it, please visit any Harrow library with your library card and some ID to obtain it. You may be asked some security questions.


Home library service


If you are unable to visit the library due to a disability you can borrow books from the home library service.