East Lothian Council

Joining and using the library

How to join

If you want to borrow from our libraries, you need to complete an application form and supply:

  • one form of identification (e.g. driving licence, passport or birth certificate)
  • a document detailing your current address (e.g. a utility bill or bank statement).
  • Children under the age of 12 need to have their form signed by a parent or guardian.

Library membership forms are available in all our libraries. You can also download the form, print it and take the completed version to any of our libraries, together with your forms of identification.

If you are aged between 12 and 26, you can apply for a YoungScot card. This only applies to secondary school pupils who attend school outwith East Lothian. Otherwise smartcards are issued to East Lothian pupils through their own school. 

Alternatively, if you have a National Entitlement Card or Concessionary Travel Pass you can use this card as your library card. You will still need to complete a library membership form but you will not need to show further proof of identification. 

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