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.

You can reserve items by emailing us at

You will need to provide:

  • your full name
  • information about the item (such as the author's name and the item's title)
  • your local branch
  • your membership number
  • a contact telephone number

You can also  visit one of our local libraries to reserve items in person. You need your library membership card when reserving items.

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


There is no charge for reserving items.

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: 15/06/2018
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