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If you are a new applicant and permanent or temporary NHS staff member, bank or agency worker, student, trainee or volunteer on placement at a BASE Library organisation and you have an email address ending,, or

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Go into your Base Library if you are a bank or agency worker or a volunteer and do not have an email address ending,, or to register in person.

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If you are a student or staff of any other NHS organisation, a GP or a member of the public not employed or registered at a BASE Library organisation, you can join Base Library as an external member at an annual cost of £50 by speaking to a Base Library member of staff.

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If you have already registered for Base Library membership, have an existing account or wish to register for online resources such as OpenAthens, BASEDoc or KnowledgeShare please do not use this application process. Please contact your Base library.

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Get text messages from your library!

Would you like a text message when your books are due or you have a book to collect from us?

Base Libraries are now offering free text alerts for members.

To start using the service, please enter your mobile telephone number, work email address and another identifier such as your name or library card number in the boxes. By entering your details you are consenting to your personal information being processed and held according to the Privacy Notice

You can also log into your account and go to 'your messaging' to enter your SMS number and messaging options, or contact your local Base Library to opt in. You can remove your number at any time from your account to stop receiving texts.