How to apply

To apply for a Young person's card please attend one of the library's below or use our online form, providing your full name, address and date of birth and an application form will be posted out to you.

You must then take your completed application form, in person, to one of the following locations:

You must bring the required identification documentation with you so that the application can be verified while you wait.

If you do not bring the required documents your application will not be accepted. You must either provide photographic evidence or nominate a referee who can vouch for you (further details can be found on the application form.)

Proof of age/photographic evidence:

  • Photo card driving licence
  • Passport 
  • Original birth certificate
  • Current valid PASS (Proof of Age Standards Scheme) hologrammed card

Proof of address - this must be in your own name (not a parent/guardian):

  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Dentist/doctor letter
  • Any official letter showing your address

You will need to provide a passport style, colour photograph - because these cards can be used as proof of age, we have to verify that the photograph you supply is of you. Full details of acceptable documentary evidence can be found on the front page of the application form.

If you require clarification on any aspect of the application process, please contact Customer Services on 0303 123 1015.

  • apliction form

    Application form

  • passport photo

    Passport photograph

  • proof of age

    Proof of address/age