Discounts for library members in Portsmouth

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PEOPLE who are library members in Portsmouth can enjoy discounts and other offers for attractions across the city.

As well as free access to magazines and books, library card holders can get 20 per cent discount on Hovertravel tickets and all-attraction tickets to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and 25 per cent discount off entry to the Spinnaker 

And they get £2 off admission to the Blue Reef Aquarium in Southsea.

Other offers include 20 per cent off at Mozzarella Joes, 10 per cent off at Blossoms the florists and free swimming for children under 12 at Mountbatten Centre, in Hilsea, Eastney Swimming Pool and Charter Community Sports Centre, in the city centre.

A spokeswoman from Portsmouth City Council added: ‘Library cards have many other benefits too – you can use them to access free music online, download comics and electronic magazines like Cosmopolitan, National Geographic and Total Film.

‘You can choose from a supply of ebooks and audiobooks, access online resources such as the Oxford Dictionary and Britannica Online Encyclopaedia and use them to borrow and return books in any of the ten libraries across the city.’

Complete an online application form at or call (023) 9271 9311 for more information.