It is free to join the library. If you have proof of address with you we will give you a library ticket right away and you can borrow up to 14 items.
If you don’t have proof of address with you, you can borrow seven items right away and we will post your ticket to you. Once you get your ticket in the post you can borrow the full 14 items.
If you are under 16 we will also write to your parent or guardian telling them that you have joined the library.
To join online go onto the Library Catalogue and follow the form through to register as a library member.
When you do this you will initially be given a temporary number to use online. Simply bring this into the library and exchange it for your library ticket.
You can learn more about Southend Libraries by visiting their page on the SBC website.