Visit any library in the area with a form of identification that includes your name and address eg driving license, official letter or recent utility bill and fill in a short form. You can also join online where you'll be given a temporary membership.
If you are under the age of 16 your parent or guardian will need to sign your membership form and provide proof of their name and address. Library membership is open to anyone who lives, works or studies in the Falkirk area and, best of all, it's FREE.
Your membership opens a world of information and entertainment!
My 1st Library Card
You and your little one will get a warm welcome at your local library. Getting your first library card is very special - especially when it's an exclusive one for under 5s, featuring our happy book bear!
Did you pick up a leaflet at the registrars?
Great! When registering the birth of your little one you may have received a leaflet about My 1st Library Card and all the benefits library membership brings. Read on to find out how to get started - it's really easy!
How do I register?
Pop to your local library with one piece of ID that features your name and address. This could be a recent bill, official letter or driving license. You'll fill in a wee form and we'll get you joined and borrowing items right away!
If you're not already a member yourself, you can join too and you'll be able to borrow books and DVDs for yourself and use our free book and magazine download service.
Why Libraries are great for families:
- Dedicated children's areas that are all about play and learning (and you don't need to worry about being quiet!).
- There's always something to do. We offer a range of free, often weekly, activities that let you bond with your baby, boost their development and meet other parents and carers.
- We'll give your baby the best start in life. Studies show that reading is crucial to a child’s success in school and in later life. Let your child catch the book bug!
- In addition to picture books and easy readers, we stock children’s books on CD. You can also download children’s audiobooks and ebooks - perfect for listening and reading on tablets and ipads. Great for car journeys!
- We'll remind you to return your items. Tell us your email address and we’ll send you reminders when your books are due for return. You can also log into our catalogue from home to renew and reserve books, CDs and DVDs.
My 1st Library Card is part of the Scotland-wide Every Child a Library Member initiative.