Join the Library

A Preston Community Library membership allows you to borrow items, use our computers, access quiet study space, attend classes, and so much more! Find out how to:

  • Join the Library
  • Borrow, renew, request, and return items
  • Access library computers


Membership is free for anyone who lives in, operates a business, or visits Brent. You just need to complete a form with your contact details and provide ID [proof of name and address] on your first visit. Collect a form from the library or download it here. Young people under 18 can apply for their own library card (using parental /guardian /carer proof of address). Children under 16 must have the form signed by a parent or guardian.

Library Cards

Your Preston Library Card is only for use at Preston Community Library. It will not allow you to borrow books from Brent Public Libraries, and vice versa. 

Your first card is free. Replacement cards may be charged for.

Computers and printing

Library members are entitled to free access to the public computers, although access may be limited to one hour at busy times. All library visitors may access free WiFi access on their own devices. A photocopying service and printing from the computers are available. The scale of charges is in the library.