Using the library

Page updated on: 13/11/2019

Anyone who lives, works or studies in Carmarthenshire can become a member of any of the libraries in the county.  Just complete the membership form and show something that has your name and address on it.  

You can also join online but you will need to bring identification into your local library before your account can be fully activated. When you're doing this ask for a PIN and you will be able to reserve and renew items online.

It is free to join the library, and once you have been given your card, adults can borrow material from the following categories:

Category How many items How long can I borrow them for? Cost
Books / Talking Books Up to 20 Up to 21 days Free
Music CDs Up to 20 Up to 21 days £1 per CD
CD Roms Up to 20 Up to 21 days Free
eAudiobooks Up to 10 Up to 21 days Free
DVDs Up to 5 Up to 7 days £2 per DVD / Box sets

As well as books you can access a huge range of music and film to suit all ages and tastes. We have a loyalty card scheme after loaning 8 CDs/DVDs you can loan a CD/DVD for free. Browse our online catalogue to see what is available in your local library or call in and speak to our friendly staff.

If you'd like to keep something a bit longer, any item can be renewed if no-one else has requested it. You can do this in the library or online. As a member you will have access to our mobile libraries and the digital library which has lots of great online resources for you to use.

If you're visiting your local library don't forget our staff are there to help you, so don't be afraid to ask if you can't find what you are looking for, or need some information.

JOIN THE LIBRARY reserve and renew