Select and Collect libraries

The following libraries are available for Select and Collect only. Due to government restrictions, bookshelf browsing and use of computers and WiFi is currently unavailable.

How Select and Collect works

You can select up to 6 books or audiobooks in advance and when they're ready you can collect them from one of the Select and Collect libraries. The loan period is for 6 weeks on all items issued through Select and Collect.

You can either tell us which specific books you want, or you can let us choose books for you based on your preferences.

Select your books

To select your books online:

  1. log in and check our online library catalogue to see the availability of our books. We can only provide books that are available at your chosen library
  2. note down the author and title the books
  3. complete our online form with your request.

Complete your Select and Collect request form

If you prefer, call us on 03000 41 31 31 to speak to a member of staff. We will then contact you to arrange a collection date and time.

Sandgate Library has a different Select and Collect process, read how Select and Collect works at Sandgate Library.

For more information about the select and collection service read our frequently asked questions (PDF, 108.9 KB).

Returning your books

Books requested via the Select and Collect service can be returned to any of our open libraries with drop boxes or return bins outside.


Charges for overdue items will be applied to books taken out via the Select and Collect service. We are offering extended loan periods of 6 weeks for up 6 items from this service.

How to make a payment

You can make a payment online via your library account.