Reserve items

If you find an item you want to borrow but it is not available you can ask us to reserve it for you.

You can ask for an item to be reserved if -

  • you need it sent to a different library
  • it is on loan to some one else
  • it's a new book we haven't got yet   

There is a fee to reserve an item.

Visit the fees and charges page for more information

You can reserve an item in a couple of ways.

You can reserve items online through the library catalogue, over the telephone or by asking in your local library.

In order to reserve an item through the online catalogue you will need to

  1. Search for the item you are looking for
  2. go into item details
  3. select the 'Place Hold' link under the image of the book       
  4. log in with your library ticket details

There will be the reservation charge to pay on your next visit to the library.

We'll notify you when the item is ready for collection either by text, email or post depending on the data we have.

To reserve an item over the telephone or in person

Ring or visit your local library and ask to reserve an item. We'll need to know your library card number (the long number under the barcode). If you don't have it to hand we might ask for your -

  • name
  • date of birth
  • postcode

We'll do the rest. There will be the reservation charge to pay on your next visit to the library.