It's free to become a member. You can register online or come in to one of our libraries and give us your address.
Use our online catalogue or visit a library to find, reserve and renew books and other items. You can also renew items by phone on 0303 123 0035.
Library members can use the computers for free for up to an hour, printers for a small fee and scanners for free. Anyone can use the photocopiers for a small fee.
eBooks and eAudiobooks are electronic versions of books and audiobooks. Members can read and listen to books and comics online through our 2 eBook services called BorrowBox and Overdrive.
You can visit some of our libraries outside staffed hours. We call this service Libraries Extra.
It’s free to join our libraries and borrow items. Check how much we charge for overdue books, photocopying and other library services.
We have a home delivery service, so you can get library items delivered to your home. We also have audiobooks and books in large print, and all our libraries are wheelchair accessible.
If you can’t find a specific book or item in our libraries, you might be able to borrow it from a library outside Brighton & Hove. This service is currently suspended.
Free Library Connect sessions are run by volunteers to help people use a computer, laptop, smartphone, tablet, eBook reader or the internet. Speak to a librarian to find out more.
Find out what volunteer roles we have in our libraries, and how to apply.
We have rare books and special collections in Jubilee and Hove libraries that you can arrange to view.
If you lose your library card, go to one of our libraries or phone 01273 290 800 to let us know. You'll need to pay a small fee to replace it.
Library members can use our online resources for free, such as encyclopedias, biographies and academic research. You'll need your library card number to log in to most of these.
We have different rooms you can hire in our libraries for meetings, conferences and events.
We host Baby Boogie, story time, and other play sessions for children under 5 years old in our libraries.
We host reading and writing groups across Brighton & Hove. Find out how to join an existing group or start your own.
Every family in Brighton & Hove can get free book packs to encourage their children to read.
We have different spaces you can hire in our libraries for exhibitions, or to promote your services.
The Business & IP Centre (BIPC) will open at Jubilee Library in 2021. Here you can get support to start and grow a business.
Brighton & Hove Libraries play an important part in the way children learn, discover and study. Find out how libraries support teachers, school children and young people.
Find a library, their opening times, contact information, and what you can do there.
Our libraries are open to the public again from 12 April. We still have arrangements to keep people Covid secure in place and some services remain limited.
Tell us what you think about our libraries.