Join, Borrow and Renew


How to join the Library


Not a library member? To join, please complete these online form User Registration | Merton Libraries 

Please fill in all the sections marked with an asterisk. Once registered you will receive a confirmation email which you must acknowledge.   

Please make a note of your unique joiner's code. You need to bring the code and some formal identification such as a bank card, passport, utility bill or bank statement to your local library in order to collect your library card.


What can I borrow? 


Format Number of items you can borrow Loan Period Cost
Books up to 20 3 weeks free
Talking Books up to 4 3 weeks See fees and charges leaflet
Language Course up to 2 3 weeks See fees and charges leaflet
Language Course up to 2 12 weeks See fees and charges leaflet
DVDs up to 4 2 nights See fees and charges leaflet
DVD boxset up to 4 3 weeks See fees and charges leaflet
eBooks on Libby up to 8 3 weeks free
eAudio on BorrowBox up to 6 3 weeks free


Merton School Premium Card


Children and young people with a Merton School Premium Card can borrow up to 5 books. No overdue charges apply to these cards.


Fees and charges 


Please see our fees and charges for 2024/25.  You will find information about our loan, reservation and overdue charges among other things.


Renewing items 


There are 4 ways you can renew your items: 


  • In person -  at  any Merton library. 

  • By telephone - please have your library card at hand as well as the books you’d like to renew. Call the renewal line on 0333 370 4700 followed by 3 and then 7. 

  • On the website - through 'My Account' If you have forgotten your PIN  number you can request one by clicking on ‘My Account’. 

  • Through Merton Libraries app – download our library app on Google Play or App Store


You can renew items up to a maximum of 10 times. If an item is reserved you will not be able to renew it.