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Becoming a member

Membership of the library service is free to all residents of Medway. You can join at any branch of the library by presenting proof of your name and current address. There is no minimum age for joining, but those under the age of 16 years require a signature from their parent or guardian.

Register online

You may join the library online by clicking on the button below after you have read and accepted the membership conditions. You can collect a physical card when you visit your local Medway library.

Conditions of membership

  • To borrow items you must present your library membership card.
  • You may borrow up to thirty items on your card for three weeks.  These can be borrowed from and returned to any branch of the Library Service.
  • Items may be renewed four times at any branch. Staff are happy to renew items over the telephone during opening hours, please have your library card number on hand. If a reservation has been placed on an item you have on loan a renewal is not permitted.
  • Items may be returned at any branch of the Library.
  • Overdue fines are charged for the late return of items.
  • Membership is suspended if you have overdues items and outstanding charges.
  • Overdue email notices are a courtesy reminder for your convenience.
  • A reservation and/or inter-library loan service is available for those items which are on loan, available at another branch or at another library service. A small fee is charged for this service. You can place your own reservations for most items via the public access catalogues at our branches or through the Library Service online catalogue.
  • All costs incurred by the Library due to items lost or damaged whilst in your care must be reimbursed.
  • All reservation, inter-library loan and lost membership card charges are non-refundable.
  • If you change your address or name please notify us immediately.
  • Please report lost cards to the library immediately. You will be held responsible for any items borrowed before the loss is reported.
  • Membership details are confidential and will not be disclosed to other parties.


Click the button below to accept these conditions and proceed to the registration form (you must be 18 or over to join online).

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