Simply visit your local branch library. Alternatively, you can join online at www.thurrock.gov.uk/libraries, in which case your ticket will be sent to you in the post.
Your child can join from birth!
Books, newspapers, magazines, CDs, DVDs, books on CD, free internet access, photocopiers.
You can take up to 14 items out on your ticket at any one time. This includes books, CDs, DVDs and Spoken Word. Visit our Borrower Privileges page for more information.
There is no charge for borrowing books but there are charges for DVDs, etc. These vary and so you would need to ask a member of staff or look at the latest details in our Library Info 'Charges' page.
For three weeks, and they can be renewed up to seven times. The borrowing period for other items varies and you would need to ask a member of staff or check the web page.
Yes, it is possible to renew and reserve book online using the ELAN (Essex Libraries Automated Network) catalogue. Visit our ELAN page for more information.
Yes, in many cases, and reservations are free.
No, you can take any item back to any library in Thurrock, Essex or Southend.
If you live too far away from a library, there is a mobile library that travels throughout the borough on a fortnightly schedule. It carries all types of stock in limited quantities but you can place reservations and the item will be on the mobile for you when it is available. Also, if you are housebound, there is a special service that delivers items to your home. Details of both services can be obtained either from a branch library or this website.
We have computers for access to the Internet at all our branches. You will need to telephone your local branch for an appointment and agree to our terms and conditions. Our 'Accessing Computers' pages will give you more information.
Grays Library has the 1901 Census on Microfiche for the Thurrock area only. Our 'Local Studies' page will give you more information about Family and Local History resources.