Evidence of identity and address

Before we issue a library card, we have to see proof of identity and confirmation of address.

Ideally we need one or more documents that include your name and address, supported by a signature or photograph. If you cannot provide a form of ID that contains all the relevant details, we will accept personal ID plus an official document confirming your address.

For example, we will accept a signed or photographic bankcard plus a separate document giving proof of address, such as a recent utilities bill.

Examples include:

  • Valid full UK driving licence listing current residential address
  • Valid signed passport and official document listing current residential address
  • University matriculation card should be presented by all university students with an official document listing current residential address
  • National identification card with current residential address
  • Bus pass and official document listing current residential address
  • TV licence and official document bearing signature or photo
  • Council tax bill / council rent book and official document bearing signature or photo
  • Bank card and official document listing current residential address
  • Recent utilities bill issued within the last three months and official document bearing signature or photo
  • Recent bank or credit card statement issued within the last three months and official document bearing signature or photo.

If you are unable to provide evidence of name and address, please speak to a member of staff at Readers' Registration or email enquiries@nls.uk.

 

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