Joining and using the library

How to join

If you live in Shetland you can join the library by filling in one of the online forms below.  Our staff will create a membership for you and post you out your membership card(s).  They will also email you out your borrower number and PIN so you can start using eBooks before the card arrives.

You can also join in person when you are visiting the library.

If you are visiting Shetland and not a permanent resident, we would love to offer you a Visitor membership. Please visit us at either our Lerwick or Community Library branches with your ID (passport, driving licence, official letter or similar) and complete our short membership form. We will need a note of both your Shetland and home addresses. Sorry, we cannot offer visitor memberships online.

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To find out how the library uses your personal data. Please read our privacy statement below.

Library Privacy Statement