You do not need to be a member to enter and spend time in a Brighton & Hove Library. Our libraries are all free and accessible spaces that are open to anyone, regardless of where you live or where you were born.
Library membership, use of library computers and wi-fi are free. We encourage you to join the library as a Libraries Extra member so that you can borrow books, DVDs, toys and make use of our online services during and outside of staffed hours. You can join in-person at any library or online.
As a library service we endeavour to provide members with a range of resources and services that comply with the Brighton & Hove City Council’s Equality and Inclusion Strategy and provide a diverse cultural offer. The library offer is free at the point of access, but other non-statutory elements may incur an additional charge. Any additional charge will always be made clear in advance.
Brighton & Hove Library Services allow members to visit some of our libraries outside staffed hours. We call this service Libraries Extra. To access this service, you’ll need a Libraries Extra membership and agree to the associated terms and conditions.