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Primary school children

How primary school children can join and borrow from the library, use library computers, get help with homework and see what’s on.  

Can my primary school age child join the library?

Yes, it is FREE to join, borrow books and other items. Further information is available from the join the library page of the website. Adults will need to bring current proof of identity with name, address, and signature on your first library visit. 

What can my child borrow from the library?

Your child can borrow:

  • Picture books and easy to read stories and information books.
  • Books to help with homework.
  • Fun information books like Horrible Histories.
  • Stories about real life, animals, magic and more.
  • Poetry books.
  • Children’s DVDs.
  • Favourite children’s stories on CD audio books.

You can keep your books or audiobooks for three weeks, and DVDs for one week. So long as you borrow books on a junior library card there is no charge if you forget to bring your books back on time.

Use the library catalogue (external website) which lists all the books, audio books and DVDs in the library, and request books by your favourite authors to be delivered free of charge to the library most convenient to you. You will need your library card and PIN for this. 

If you are still wondering what to read take a look through these links to some recommended book lists.

The Book Trust Children’s Book list (external website)

The Book Trust Children’s Best Book guide (external website)


How do I get my PIN?

When you join the library a PIN is automatically generated for you. If you want to reset your PIN to something more memorable or you have forgot your PIN, you can reset it.Reset Your PIN (external website) 

Alternatively, your PIN can be issued or changed in person at any East Riding of Yorkshire branch library or mobile library.

Find a branch library 

View mobile library information   

For security reasons, we are unable to do anything to do with your PIN over the telephone. 

What’s on at the library for children?

Chatterbooks Reading Groups

These sessions are held at lots of libraries. Children enjoy reading and discussing books together.

Can I get homework help at the library?

Yes, Go to the Online reference and information page where you will find accurate, up to date and reliable information from some of the worlds most trusted sources.

With your library card number and PIN you can check the library catalogue (external website), reserve titles for your homework topics and have them delivered to your nearest library free of charge. 

How do I get my PIN?

When you join the library a PIN is automatically generated for you. If you want to reset your PIN to something more memorable or you have forgot your PIN, you can reset it.Reset Your PIN (external website) 

Alternatively, your PIN can be issued or changed in person at any East Riding of Yorkshire branch library or mobile library.

Find a branch library 

View mobile library information   

For security reasons, we are unable to do anything to do with your PIN over the telephone. 


If you want to use the computers in the library and you are 8 to 15 years old, you must get a parent’s signature and agree to the Under 16s Internet Code of Conduct. See the question below for information on how to do this.

Can children use library computers?

Yes. It is FREE to sign onto the library computers, and there are useful online
reference resources to help with homework.

Children can use the library computers even if they are under 8 years old so long as they are with an adult who has signed the Over 16s Internet Acceptable Use Declaration form.

Children 8 years old and over may use the library computers alone so long as they have permission from their parent or guardian.

Eight to 15-year-olds must get a parent’s signature and agree to the Under 16s Internet Code of Conduct.

  • Print a copy of the Under 16s Acceptable Use Policy from the link below.
  • Ask your parent or guardian to read and agree to the terms and conditions.
  • Ask your parent or guardian to sign the form at the end and detach it.
  • Take the signed form to your local library.
  • You will also need to take your library card each time to sign in.

The following pdf document provides information on the Under 16s Internet Acceptable Use Policy.

Under 16s Acceptable Use Policy (pdf 144kb opens in new window)

Do libraries have free WiFi?

Yes. All our branch libraries have free unlimited WiFi.

Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 May 2018