Your library membership

Not a member yet? You do not have to be a member of the library to browse the books and attend our activities but there are great benefits to becoming a library member. Why not visit your local library to find out what's on offer?

Joining the library is free. Simply pop into any Salford Library and fill in a joining form for your child.

You can use any library in Salford.

Library Cards

Please remember to bring your library card each time you visit us.

Just let a member of libray staff know if you lose your card.

You will need a 4-digit PIN to access some of the library services. If you do not know your PIN please speak to a member of staff.

What can you find at the library?

There are lots of incredible books to borrow and online services which you can use.

  • Picture books & board books for babies and toddlers
  • Information books suitable for homework and leisure
  • Comics
  • General fiction
  • Books for children learning to read and newly confident readers
  • Books suitable for children with dyslexia and reluctant readers
  • Ebooks & eAudiobooks through the BorrowBox service
  • e-Magazines

View the online catalogue to discover more. 

Borrowing

Children can borrow up to 10 books for 3 weeks and up to 4 eAudiobooks and 5 eBooks using the BorrowBox service.

There are no charges on late or damaged books but please encourage your children to look after their books and return them when they have read them.

Books can be returned to any library in Salford.

Homework

As well as a great collection of information books, children can also access Encyclopedia Britannica and other online resources to help them do their research.

Printing and photocopying is available at every library for a small charge.

Online services can be accessed at home and in the library for free. To login use the 8 digit borrower number written on the library card.

Britannica Online

For ages 5-10

For ages 11-18

Computers

Computers can be used for free and there are iPads now available in some libraries.

Printing and photocopying is available for a small charge.

Children must have signed permission by a parent/carer to use the computers. See section 2 of the joining form.

Activities

Why not join in one of the fun activities on offer? 

Search Things to do to find out about the latest activities happening in your area.

Visits for schools and groups

Teachers, why not book a class visit to the library for your pupils?

If you're a Brownie/Guide or Cub/Scout leader e-mail your local library to book a visit for your group.