Browse, reserve and renew items

Access your library account

Manage your library account, including searching for, reserving and renewing books.

Access your library account

Search library catalogue and reserve books and other items

You can view and reserve a range of items in our library catalogue including books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs.

Search library catalogue and reserve items

There are several ways of requesting items, including books, periodicals, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and language courses. Once an item is available, you will be notified by email or letter.

Requesting books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and language courses

You can use your library card number and PIN to request items online through the library catalogue.

These items can also be requested in person at:

There is a small charge for requesting books. Books that are not in stock can be requested through the inter-library loans scheme, which carries a further charge. There is no charge for requesting audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and language courses, but hire charges still apply when the item is collected.

Requesting periodicals

Periodical articles can be requested in person from any library. There is a small charge for this service.

Renewing books and other items

You can renew books up to five times without returning items to the library, provided they are not required by anyone else. After that, books must be brought to the library to be renewed. Audio-visual items are loaned for three weeks at a time. A repeat hire charge is made if a CD or DVD is returned late.

Books can be renewed anytime through your online library account.

Renew your books

You can also renew items by calling 01609 532774 and entering your library card number and PIN.

You may also renew your books by: