Library membership

How to join

Please note that all our libraries are currently closed due to the global pandemic of coronavirus but you can now join online.

By registering online, a temporary membership number will be issued to you. This will give you immediate access to some of our online resources. 

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Activating your full library membership

When we are able to reopen our libraries, you will be able to activate your full library membership by visiting a library with your temporary membership number and 2 proofs of your current address.

If you already have a HillingdonFirst card, you can activate your full membership by emailing librarycontact@hillingdon.gov.uk with your temporary membership number and attaching the following documents:

  • an official ID document, such as a passport or driving license
  • a proof of your current address, such as a recent household bill
  • a photo of your HillingdonFirst card showing the 6337 number in full

Active membership

Your membership is activated for 3 years from the moment you join and it will remain valid after this time period if you:

  • have books on loan or outstanding charges owed to us
  • you use your card within 12 months of the expiration date

Your membership will remain on the system for 6 years and is then scheduled for permanent deletion in accordance with the Limitation Act 1980.

As an active member you can request information about what data we have on your own library membership record.

Page last updated: 23 Apr 2020