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Important information

Information supplied by you will be processed to provide and monitor library services in accordance with relevant data protection legislation, and Oxfordshire County Council's Privacy Notice. Details of items borrowed by members aged under 16 years may be given to parents or guardians on request. Your data will be held securely as an electronic record and in accordance with legislative requirements by Axiell UK, who supply our Library Management software. Other approved suppliers of our digital library services may undertake authentication of your details against this data if you apply to use their services, however they will not have direct access to your data. The information you provide on this form will not be used for any other purposes or shared with any third parties without your express content unless required by law. You have the right to have any inaccurate information corrected. You are responsible for informing us where and when your personal details change so that we can update our records accordingly.

If you are under 16, you must obtain your parent or guardian's permission to provide us with your details. By completing the form, you confirm that they have consented to us holding your details in accordance with the data policies above.


This service is for new members only. Please do not fill in this form if you already have a library membership card.

Anyone who lives in the United Kingdom is welcome to join Oxfordshire Libraries. It is free to join. Everyone can join online, but if you are under 16 we will need the name and address of a parent, guardian or carer. Once you are a member you can borrow and return items at any Oxfordshire library.

Alternative arrangements in place due to coronovirus - it normally take 1-2 working days to process applications. Once approved we will email your account login details.

As soon as you receive your library card details you can use your borrower number and library Personal Identification Number (PIN) to reserve items from the library catalogue.

Your library card will be posted to you within 7 working days. If you are under 16 it will be posted to your parent or guardian.

Due to coronavirus we are currently unable to send a physical library card and joining pack to you. As soon as we are able we will send one to you.

If you join online in a library, please collect your library card from the counter the same day. You will need to provide some personal identification.


If you are housebound or have a reading impairment, please ask library staff for options that could help provide a better service for you.