Cambridgeshire Libraries members get free access to hundreds of thousands of books, eBooks, eAudiobooks, research resources and library computers. You can also borrow tablets and laptops.
Anyone who is living, working, visiting, or studying in Cambridgeshire or neighbouring counties is welcome to join. This applies even if you just want to access our online resources. Membership is free.
Join Cambridgeshire Libraries online
If you join online, you will be given a library card number. You can use this to:
- access our e-services
- browse our catalogue
- place reservations on books
- borrow up to two books at a time
You will be registered as an e-member and your membership will last for 3 years.
You can use our services ‘card-free’ by installing our Spydus Mobile App from your app store. You log in with your card number and PIN to create a digital barcode which you can use in any Cambridgeshire library.
Upgrading to full membership
If you would prefer a physical card, or want to borrow more than two books at a time, please visit any library with proof of your address and ID. We will update your membership.
Join at your local library
You can visit any library to join Cambridgeshire Libraries. Full membership lasts for three years. Introductory membership lasts for four months. To get full membership you must have proof of ID.
- Applicants aged under-12: need to be accompanied by a guarantor who must provide one proof of their name and address.
- Applicants aged 12-15 need a guarantor proof of name and address, along with the completed joining form, signed by the guarantor. However, introductory membership can be given if you can show us proof such as a school homework book or bus pass.
- Applicants aged 16 and above need one document with proof of identity and address. Introductory membership can be given if no proof of ID is available.
Borrowing and renewals
Cambridgeshire Library members can borrow items from any of our libraries and use our online services. This includes borrowing digital stock (eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines, and eNewspapers), and using our online reference resources.
Please browse our online catalogue to reserve items, borrow digital stock, and use our online resources.
Borrow from Peterborough and Suffolk Libraries
Cambridgeshire Library members can borrow items from any library in Peterborough and Suffolk for free and return items to any Cambridgeshire, Peterborough or Suffolk Library. You can search for and reserve items from Peterborough and Suffolk Libraries, from our online catalogue. There is a £2 charge for reservations, to cover the cost of transporting the item to a Cambridgeshire Library. Please be aware this may take longer than reserving items from Cambridgeshire Libraries.
Items can be renewed up to 3 times if no one else requests them.
Items renewed before 11.50pm on the day of return will not accrue fines. See charges for late renewals.
Most borrowed items can be returned to any library in Cambridgeshire, including mobile libraries.
Inter-library loans are the exception. They need to be returned to the library from which they were picked up.
Drop boxes for out-of-hours returns are available at: