LibrariesWest is a partnership of seven public library services in the south west of England. The services work together to share costs and offer enhanced services to customers. Dorset and Poole have joined existing members Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire, resulting in a 'coast to coast' service. LibrariesWest serves a resident population of more than 2.1 million people across an area of nearly 2,300 sq miles. Customers can use their membership card in any one of the 145 public libraries across the consortium to borrow, return, renew and reserve items, and use the computers to access the internet and office programmes. Customers can also access a joint catalogue of around 2.5 million items, which all customers can borrow from, including books, DVDs, spoken word, music CDs, printed music, maps and langauage materials. Your membership card can also be used to access a range of e resources including e books and e audio books. To join online just click on the button below to visit the Libraries West website.