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Thameside Complex – Friday 30 July

Grays Library and Register Office services will be open from Friday 30 July, following a temporary closure of the Thameside Complex due to a nearby gas leak. Cadant Gas services has said they will carry out further maintenance work at a future date, which may mean we have to ask visitors and staff to leave the building for a short time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Coronavirus safety restrictions remain in place for some services, as before – please check individual service notices before visiting.

Joining the library

If you live, work or study in Thurrock you can become a library member at any age.

It's free to join and you don’t need to show any proof of who you are. You can join online and collect your library card when you visit your chosen library.

Join the library online

If you join at your local library there are no forms to fill in, just ask a member of staff to sign you up.

If you are under 16, bring a parent or guardian along with you the first time you visit.

You can use your card to borrow items from any Thurrock or Essex County Council library.

Group membership

Group membership allows you to borrow books for children or groups of children that you care for.

Group membership is available for:

  • pre-schools and nurseries
  • childminders
  • foster carers
  • youth groups, for example cubs and brownies, girls and boys brigade

A group membership form can be picked up from your chosen library.