Find and reserve a book

Use the online catalogue to find and reserve library books, DVDs, CDs and other items.

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You can also reserve items:

We will contact you when your item is ready for collection and will give you 14 days to collect it. If you don't collect it within 14 days it will be returned to the shelves for other people to borrow.

If your local library doesn't have what you're looking for, you can order it from a different library.

You can return your library books to any Kent library.

Charges for reserving an item within Kent

  • 80p to get the item from a Kent library - you will still have to pay the reservation charge even if we cannot get the item for you.
  • Exempt card holders - no charge unless we have to get the item from outside Kent.

Charges for reserving an item from libraries outside of Kent

  • £3 if we get the item from a SELMS partner library
  • £7 from libraries outside of the SELMS partnership (£1 placement charge, £6 on completion). However, if the item is only available from the British Library (or from a library abroad), we will contact you once the item has been located and if you agree to proceed, there will be a £15 completion charge.