Join, reserve, renew

Joining is completely free. Anyone can join and you don’t need to live in Leeds to join a Leeds library. 

With a membership you can: 

Join at the library or fill in our online form. You’ll receive an email with your temporary card number, and you can choose a PIN. You can reset your PIN through the My Account link on the library catalogue. 

Please note, you will need to put LDP00 in front of the temporary number when you log in to all services except BorrowBox 

Change your details or replace your card 

If your details change or you lose your library card or PIN, contact any of our libraries or e-mail  Replacement library cards are free. 

Find out how we protect your data. 

Overdue books 

We do not charge fines for the late return of books; however, we encourage you to return books on time so that others can enjoy them. Items not returned will be treated as lost and charges may apply to replace these. 

Reserve books 

Items can be reserved for free either online using your library card and PIN or by visiting your local branch.  

Use the library catalogue to search for the item you want and click 'reserve this item'.  

If a title is not in stock, we can request it and reserve it for you at any library, if it is available from our suppliers and meets stock criteria. There is an admin charge of £2 for this service.  

To reserve an item not on our catalogue, visit any library or email (please include the author, title and your library card number) or phone 0113 378 5005. 

Inter-library loans to obtain an item from the British Library or another UK library cost £10. 

Charges are refundable if the reservation cannot be satisfied, and all children’s titles are free to reserve.