Friend and Carer Membership
Do you find it difficult getting to your local Idea Store or library? Have you considered nominating a family member, friend or neighbour to take out a Friend & Carer Membership?
The Friend & Carer Membership scheme links two people together:
- Someone who finds it difficult to get to their nearest Idea Store or library (the Home Helper)
- Someone else – it could be a family member, a friend, a neighbour or a volunteer – who can go to the Idea Store or library on their behalf and chose books and other items for them (the Friend & Carer)
With a Friend & Carer membership card you can:
- Borrow up to 24 items (12 for yourself and 12 for the Home Reader)
- Download FREE eBooks and Audiobooks
- Be exempt from any charge for any books returned late
- Receive vouchers for tea or coffee and cake at our cafes at Idea Store Whitechapel & Idea Store Bow
- Have a FREE place on any daytime Idea Store Learning course when you are accompanying the Home Reader
- Have a VIP access to Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives and other exhibitions
- Receive a regular newsletter and be the first to hear about events in the Idea Stores
Other membership benefits include:
- Discount at the Rich Mix Cinema - Exclusive to Idea Store members; see a film for £5 every Monday and Tuesday at the Rich Mix.
- Discount at the Genesis Cinema - Exclusive to the Idea Store members; reduced price all week
- Discount at the Tower of London - visit for just £1 (saving £20 on a regular adult ticket). You’ll need to be a Tower Hamlets resident as well as an Idea Store member.