My First Library Card
Falkirk Libraries are thrilled to welcome your newborn with a special library card of their very own. When you visit the Registrars to register the birth of your baby, you’ll be given a pack which includes an invitation to visit the library and sign up for My 1st Library Card.
Why is My 1st Library Card special?
My 1st Library Card is just for children under 5 and when you register you’ll receive:
- An exclusive, specially-designed, library card
- A lovely cotton tote bag featuring our library bear
- Vouchers for free activities across Falkirk Community Trust
How do I register?
When you register the birth of your baby, you’ll be given a flyer for My First Library Card. Pop out the card in the middle of the flyer, fill in the back and head along to your local library.
Please bring with you some id that features your name and address e.g. your driving license or a recent bill.
Why Libraries are great for families
Our dedicated children's areas
Libraries love to hear fun and laughter! Our children’s areas are all about play, noise and learning.
There's always something to do
We offer a range of FREE, often weekly, activities that let you bond with your baby, boost their development and meet other parents and carers.
See a list of library events for wee ones or find out more about:
We'll give your baby the best start in life
Studies show that reading is crucial to a child’s success in school and in later life. Let your child catch the book bug!
In addition to picture books and easy readers, we stock children’s books on CD. You can also download children’s audiobooks and ebooks - perfect for listening and reading on tablets and ipads. Great for car journeys!
We're there for you in the wee small hours
Quickly download one of our ebooks, magazines or audiobooks for those 3am feeds. We have a fantastic selection of popular magazines to download including Prima Baby, Hello!, OK!, BBC Good Food, Total Film and Esquire.
We'll remind you to return your items
Give us your email address and we’ll send you reminders when your books are due for return. You can also log into our catalogue from home to renew and reserve books, CDs and DVDs.
We've lots for grownups too!
When you register your little one, why not sign up too? When you do you’ll able to:
- Use our WiFi and PCs free of charge
- Download eBooks, audiobooks and magazines for FREE
- Hire DVDs and CDs (there is a charge to hire DVDs and CDs)
- Borrow from a massive range of books covering parenting, cookery, sport, history and hobbies
- Grab a crime, thriller or romance paperback for those brief quiet cuppas
Terms and conditions
- Only children's books can be borrowed using My 1st Library Card
- DVDs - including Children's DVDs - CDs, Teen or Adult items cannot be borrowed by My 1st Library Card holders
- My 1st Library Card cannot be used for PC or WiFi access
My 1st Library Card is part of the Scotland-wide Every Child a Library Member initiative.