Where our libraries are in Brighton and Hove, how to join, what you can borrow, and how we can help you get online.
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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.
It's free to borrow books, music scores, eBooks and eAudiobooks. You can have most items on loan for up to three weeks.
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 RBDigital.
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.
It’s free to join our libraries and borrow items. Check how much we charge for overdue books, photocopying and other library services.
You can visit some of our libraries outside staffed hours. We call this service Libraries Extra.
It's free to become a member. You can register online or come in to one of our libraries and give us your address.
Find a library, their opening times, contact information, and what you can do there.
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.
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.
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 host reading and writing groups across Brighton & Hove. Find out how to join an existing group or start your own.
We host Baby Boogie, story time, and other play sessions for children under 5 years old in our libraries.
Find out what volunteer roles we have in our libraries, and how to apply.
We have different rooms you can hire in our libraries for meetings, conferences and events.
We have different spaces you can hire in our libraries for exhibitions, or to promote your services.
Every family in Brighton & Hove can get free book packs to encourage their children to read.
We have rare books and special collections in Jubilee and Hove libraries that you can arrange to view.
Find out what exhibitions and information events are happening in the current month.
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 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.
The Business & IP Centre (BIPC) will open at Jubilee Library in 2020. Here you can get support to start and grow a business.
Brighton and 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 out how you can donate money to help libraries provide events and activities.
Get in touch with the libraries team for help, information and support.