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Reserve items from the library

You can reserve items that we hold for free if they aren't available to borrow. We can also request items from other libraries.

Reserve items online

You can also visit one of our local libraries to reserve items in person.

You need your library membership card when reserving items. You'll also need a PIN code (usually your date of birth in DDMMYYYY format) to reserve items online.

We'll contact you to let you know when the items you've reserved are available.


There is no charge for reserving items.

Having problems reserving items online?

This may be because:

  • your membership is coming up for renewal
  • you need to reset your PIN code
  • we don't hold the item you are looking for

Some items won't be available to reserve from us for various reasons. We're part of an inter-library loan scheme and can request most titles from other libraries across the UK. It costs £8.70 to use this service, full time students will pay £5.80.

Call a library or email for help.

Page last updated: 03/03/17