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Kildare County Council Library Service & Libraries Ireland

 Membership, Terms & Conditions (May 2018)


Libraries Ireland Membership Terms & Conditions

Your library is part of Libraries Ireland, the national library service. You can join the library service online or in your local branch library. You will be a member in the authority in which you live and you will have access to all public library services in Ireland.

Joining the library

Membership of the library is free. You can join at any age. If you are under 18 years you must ask your parent/guardian to accept the terms and conditions on your behalf.

Parents/guardians are responsible for their children in the library, their children’s selections and use of library materials and services, including access to the Internet.

You can renew your membership annually. In order to join a person must complete an application form, either online or in person. S/he must visit a library and produce photographic identification (who they are) and proof of current address (where they live) to activate membership.

Your library card is individual to you. It may not be used by anyone else.

Bring your card to the library every time you visit.

You are asked to advise library staff, as soon as possible, of any changes in membership details or loss of library card.

Membership Conditions

Membership will allow you to use the library services as follows:

Adult: access to all library collections, services and to the Internet subject to the Terms and Conditions outlined.

Child under 12: access to the children’s library, to DVDs up to a PG rating, and to children’s Internet services.*

Young Adult 12-14: access to the children’s and young adult library, to DVDs up to a 12 rating, and to children’s Internet services.*

Young Adult 15-17: access to the adult library, to DVDs up to 15 rating, and to internet services.*

*Internet access may vary according to the library you are using – please check with your local library.

You can borrow a maximum of 12 items at any time.

You must at all times observe the  Library’s Code of Conduct while using the library facilities. 

You must comply with the conditions of the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000.

You are asked at all times to adhere to the Terms and Conditions of Internet usage in Kildare's library facilities.


Public libraries operate within the statutory framework in relation to all services including the Code of Behaviour for the Protection and Safeguarding of Children in Public Libraries 2014.  Library users must comply with all associated requirements.


A PIN will be issued with your membership card at the time you join the library. This number will be required to use any of our PCs or online services.

PINS can be reset online at:

If you forget your PIN take proof of ID to your nearest branch library and a new PIN will be allocated to you. It is your responsibility to ensure that your PIN is not shared with anyone else,

Managing your loans

You can renew your items online, by telephone or in person at a branch.

A first overdue reminder will be sent the day after the item is due back; the second after three weeks and the third after nine weeks, provided you have agreed to receive emails.
Patrons may reserve items for collection at the library of their choice. (A patron may have a maximum of 12 reserves at any one time.)