Find and reserve library items

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Reserving items

Our reservation service is available again. 

Reservations are free, but customers are limited to two reservations at a time. 

To reserve an item, find the book you want in our catalogue and then click on Place Reservation.  You need to have a library card to reserve books.

From Monday 10 May, you can also reserve items from the SELMS libraries or request other inter-library loans.  

Note that there is a cost for these, as follows:

  • Reservations from SELMS libraries - £3.00
  • Other inter-library loans - £6.50 (minimum charge)

For more information about our libraries during this period, see Changes to the Library service.

You can also login to your library account.

Renew your library items

Renewal dates

While our libraries are offering a limited service, current loans will be automatically renewed periodically.

No new fines will be incurred.

You can renew:

  • Renew online
  • by phoning 020 7974 4001. Automated renewals available 24/7. Operators available 8am - 6pm

New PIN:

Please remember:

  • you can renew up to 5 times. To renew a 6th time, items must be returned to a Camden library and re-issued
  • if you are renewing audiovisual items (videos, DVDs, CDs or audio cassettes) there will be a re-hire fee
  • fees and fines are recorded on your account
  • you can’t renew items online if your library card has expired, if you have an item that is more than 10 weeks overdue, or if you owe more than £5 in unpaid fines