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Public Access website temporarily unavailable today Essential maintenance work will take place on the Public Access website today, Thursday 21 June, until 6pm Saturday 23 JuneDuring this time you will not be able to search for or comment on current planning, building control or licensing applications. We apologise for the inconvenience.​

If you need copies of planning documents during this downtime email the duty planning officer duty.officer@newham.gov.uk

Join a library

Membership to our libraries is free and anyone can join - you do not have to be a Newham resident.

A couple at a library

Join the library online

You can apply to join the library online through the London Libraries website.

After you apply, you will need to go to Newham library branch to activate your membership and collect your library card.

You will need to take your confirmation number and one form of ID that shows your name and current address with you. This can be:
  • your full British driver's licence
  • a Council Tax bill
  • a utility bill from last two months.
 

Join the library at a library branch

You can also join the library in person at any one of our library branches.

Make sure you take one form of ID with you.​​

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