From Monday 20 November, we’re changing the way you login to our catalogue and eResources. This change will make access to our online services quicker, easier for our new users and more secure for everyone.
Joining us is free and you can access our collections onsite and online.
On this page:
I have a National Library card
At your first login from Monday 20 November, you will be asked to create a new login using your email address and a password.
You can join the Library online and get instant access to collection requesting and eResources. To join you will need to provide a name, email address, post code and telephone number. You’ll receive a digital login straight away. If you are in the building you can pick up a Library card.
Access to the Library’s collections in our building
To access the Library’s collections onsite, you will need a Library card. If you already have a Library card you can continue to use it.
If you don’t have a Library card and you want to access the Library’s collections onsite, please see our Reading Room Staff. They will check your proof of identity and then give you a Library card.
Online access to the Library’s collections
If you’re accessing the Library’s collections online, you do not require a Library card. You can login, request collection material and view eResources with your email address and password.
Need help or have questions?
We're here to help. You can ask our staff in the Main Reading Room or use our Ask a Librarian service.