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Become a member

It’s free to become a member! You can join the library online with our online form or at any library in Wrexham county, just bring along proof of your name and a current address.

You can join at any age – the younger the better! – but if you're under 16 don’t forget you need an adult to sign to say it's OK for you to join.

If you're over 16 you must provide one proof of name and address.

Acceptable Proofs of ID:

  • Driving licence
  • Bank statement*
  • Utilities bill *
  • Pension/ benefits bill
  • Doctor's prescription
  • Other official letters*

* must be no more than 3 months old

You'll usually be able to borrow books straight away.

All our libraries have computers you can use, with free internet access and Microsoft Office Software. Several of our libraries also have free Wi-Fi. 
 

What we ask of you when you join the library

  • To bring your library card with you when you borrow books from the library or when you want to use the ICT facilities.
  • To bring your borrowed items back on time - you'll have to pay a charge for items brought back late.
  • To be responsible for items that are borrowed on your card - you'll be charged for any items that are lost or damaged.
  • Your library card must not be used by anyone else.

What can I borrow and for how long?

You can borrow... 

• Up to 20 books for three weeks 
• Up to three DVDs for a week

You’ll usually have to pay a hire charge to borrow DVDs.

Extended loan periods are available if you're a student or you're going away on holiday.

You'll be able to use all the resources of the online library service and download audio and eBooks as loans. To find out more you can go to your local library and speak to a member of staff.

Renewals

You can renew most items (up to a maximum of five times) online, by phone, or in person. DVDs and CDs will cost to renew. Items that have been reserved by someone else can only be renewed for three days.

Reservations

If the item you require isn't available you can reserve it at any library, or online from any library in North Wales, free of charge.

It's possible to get items that aren't available in Wrexham libraries by using the interlibrary loans service; there may be a fee for this service.

Large print/audio books

We have a selection of large print books and audio books in English and Welsh for you to borrow at all our libraries. New titles are added to stock regularly.

Please ask staff for help if you want a particular title and you can't find it on the shelves. If it's available in large print format or audio, we'll do our best to get it for you.

Mobile library

Our mobile library provides a very popular service to those areas of the county borough which aren't within easy reach of a branch library. It visits over 70 locations once every three weeks and carries an extensive, regularly updated, range of fiction, non-fiction (including popular bestsellers), large print, and audio books for both adults and children.

A lift is available on the vehicle for easy access for those who require it.

Carers' collection

Every library in Wrexham has a collection of books to help carers access information about their caring role. Titles in the collection cover topics ranging from autism and dementia to rights, benefits and the emotional aspects of being a full time carer.

The books can also be loaned from the mobile library as well as the Homelink service.

Special collections

Books on prescription 

Bibliotherapy books are available in all Wrexham libraries. People can sometimes be helped by reading self help material. If GPs think that books can help, they'll give their patient a prescription for a recommended ‘self help’ title. These books can all be borrowed from any library in Wrexham.

Bereavement collection

We have a collection of books to help adults and children in times of bereavement.

We also have the following collections:

  • Polish books
  • Parenting collection

Reference

Helpful knowledgeable staff at the reference library at Wrexham can offer advice on a wide range of topics, plus free internet access, WiFi and a study area.

Contact us with your enquiry or come in to browse the collection and use our facilities.

We also offer...

  • Enquiry service
  • Self service photocopying – colour A4 and A3 sizes
  • Fax service 
  • Printing
  • Scanning facilities 
  • Maps
  • Newspapers (Daily Post, Guardian, The Independent and much more) 
  • Magazines
  • Encyclopaedias 
  • Dictionaries 
  • Wrexham County Borough Council information 
  • Business information - Businessline 
  • Which reports
  • Local history information
  • Paypoints (for paying Council Tax, water rates etc)
  • Areas for study 
  • Several of our libraries also have free Wi-Fi

ICT

Computer taster sessions

If you’re new to technology or you know someone who is, we can offer an easy introduction that will take away any fears. There are sessions to help with learning basic word processing, how to use the internet and email. 

These free taster sessions are held in an easy and relaxed environment by experienced members of staff, and are available at Cefn Mawr, Brynteg, Chirk, Rhos and Wrexham libraries.

Please contact individual branches for further details.

Learning with Wrexham libraries

If you're keen to learn for your own pleasure, attending a more formal course, or simply doing your homework, Wrexham Library Service is here to help.

There are 12 public libraries in Wrexham plus a mobile library and Homelink service, which cover a wide range of opening hours.

Library staff are experienced in dealing with a broad range of enquiries and can guide you to the appropriate resources to support your learning needs. Our libraries can provide you with language packs, factual DVDs, textbooks and college prospectuses.

Homelink service

Our Homelink service is for people who live in Wrexham County, are housebound and have no one to collect books on their behalf.