Following the government announcement on the national lockdown and increasing Covid rates in the city, our library buildings and most services will be closed throughout January. We will review this situation at the end of January.

Our digital services continue to be available. There are many eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewpapers, eMagazines, eComics and online activities for families you can enjoy for free.

Staff will also be on hand to answer any of your enquiries - email libraries@brighton-hove.gov.uk or phone 01273 290 800. Please leave a message and our staff will respond as soon as they can Monday to Saturday. 

Join the library or upgrade to Libraries Extra – it’s free!

All library members can use any library. New members can join at any library when they reopen with staffed days or join the library online.

If you’d like to start using the Libraries Extra service ready for when community libraries reopen, you can upgrade your library card remotely. 

This is a free upgrade and you can do it by sending an email to libraries@brighton-hove.gov.uk or phone 01273 290 800.

You need to be 16 years old or over to have a Libraries Extra card. All new adult members will automatically be sent a Libraries Extra membership card.

Children and young people under 16 years old need to be accompanied to use a library during Libraries Extra hours.