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Reserve a book

Reserve a book

Reservations and Requests

Important Notice

Library Reservation Charges

Following the ‘Have Your Say' customer engagement events and consultation across the County, it has been decided to reintroduce library reservation charges.

The new charge will start from 1st April 2016

The cost will be £1.30 (90p concession*) per item

*Concessionary rates will be available for the following groups:

  • People aged 60 and above
  • People who are unemployed
  • People who are in full-time education (as defined by HR Revenue & Customs)
  • People with disabilities (in receipt of DLA, PIP or equivalent)
  • Carers (in receipt of Carers Allowance, Carers Credit or equivalent)

Items on Children and Young People's library cards will be exempt



If an item you are looking for is in stock but not located at your local library, then you can ask for the item to be reserved for you, by logging in to your Account (Login to my account (opens new window)) or by asking a member of staff.

We will let you know when the reservation is ready to collect.


If an item is not in stock, please complete a request slip and we will consider buying it into our stock.

Inter Library Loans     Library item 14152

We may be able to borrow the item you require from another library authority in the UK.

This service is quite costly to the library service, so we would ask you to think carefully about whether you need this particular item.

Maximum number of Reservations/Requests/Inter Library Loans

The maximum number of Reservations/Requests and Inter Library Loans in place at any one time is five per reader.

ID: 22809 Revised: 4/3/2016