Reserve a library item

You can reserve any library item for free.  This includes books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks. You will need:

  • Some information about the item you want - for example title and author
  • Your library membership number and your email address (although if you are logged into My Account, these form fields will be automatically completed for you) 

The form will take about 2 minutes to complete:

If we have the item, we will email you to confirm your reservation, and to let you know when you can collect it. Your library account will also show this reservation when you view it online. 

If we do not stock the item, we will email to ask if you want us to obtain it from another library, which will cost between £3 and £5.40 depending on the charge made by the supplying library

Journal articles can be ordered directly from the British Library for a small fee.

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