How to get your library card and access the online catalogue

Anyone who lives, works or studies in a London borough can join the Royal Borough of Greenwich's libraries. You can join at any library in Royal Greenwich.

You must fill in a membership application form and show an official document showing your full name and current address. If you are 15 years old or under, a parent, guardian or teacher must act as guarantor, bringing proof of identity.

Apply for a library membership (

Greenwich One Card

Once you have joined a library, you will get a Greenwich One Card which can be used in all local libraries. It also gives you access to discounts at local shops and cafes.

More about the Greenwich One Card

How to find out your PIN

To get the most out of the online library service you will need a Personal Identification Number (PIN).

You can find out your PIN by emailing, phoning or visiting your local library.

With a PIN you can:

  • renew or reserve any stock item online. You can renew items online twice. From the third time, you must renew the item in person at the library
  • see details of all the items you have borrowed or reserved (you also need the barcode number on your library card to access this service)
  • register your email address and/or mobile phone number with your library account. You can choose to receive notifications informing you when your current loans are coming up for renewal