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How can I join the library?

Anyone can join the library, and it's free to join. Visit your local library or Taobh Tíre centre.

  • If you are under 12, come along with your parent or guardian. They will need to bring proof of address e.g. driver’s licence, utility bill.
  • If you are between 12 and 18, you need a parent or guardian to sign the application form as guarantor.
  • Anyone over 18 simply needs to bring along proof of address.
  • If you are a child care worker or teacher, bring along a letter signed by your supervisor/principal and you can get a special Block Loan card.

Once you have joined, you can borrow items straight away. To check how many items you can borrow, click here.

Use this link to find Opening hours or Taobh Tíre centres.


I don’t live in Donegal; can I still join the library?

Yes, simply bring along a proof of address.


What is Universal membership?

From April 2012, this scheme applies across the island of Ireland, England and Wales. Membership of one library is now a gateway to joining other libraries. A library member anywhere in these regions can use his/her local library card as ID to join another library service. The service available to universal members will be based on local arrangements.


Is there a membership fee?

No, membership is free, including AudioVisual membership.


What if I lose my library card?

No problem! You can buy a replacement card for €2.00.


Can my child have his/her own library card – at what age?

A child can have a library card at any age; they simply need an adult to sign as guarantor on the registration form.


Do I always have to bring my library card?

Yes, please. We encourage people to always bring their membership card to ensure items are issued to the correct person. Your membership card is always required if you wish to access the Internet.


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