How do I borrow a book from the library?

  • Visit one of our available libraries to browse the shelves and choose your own books
  • You can join when you visit one of our libraries or join online and use the same membership to borrow eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines, eNewspapers and use eReference books
  • Return your books when you visit. There are currently no late fines.

You can reserve books and other items on the online library catalogue, to be collected from any Nottingham City or Inspire (Notts County) library.

Inter-Library Loan from other UK Libraries, including The British Library are available. Both are subject to availability and for Inter-Library Loans charges will apply.

You’ll need your library card number and PIN / password to log in.

Go to the library catalogue and click on login at the top right (in the green title bar).

By logging in to your library account you can:

  • view your loans
  • renew loans
  • create lists for future loans
  • review titles you have read, listened to or watched

If you’ve forgotten your PIN/password you can reset it:

  • Online via the library catalogue, click on log in and then click on ‘Forgot my PIN’ in the popup box

Important information: you must have your library card number and an active email address on your library account. An email is sent with instructions on how to reset your PIN. If you do not receive an email please check the junk folder.

Lost or temporarily mislaid your library card?

To protect your personal data we will need to verify your identity before giving you the number on your existing library card.

To obtain your existing card number, or inform us if you have lost it, you can contact us.

Please provide your name, address and date of birth so that we can confirm your identity.

We appreciate your patience when you contact us, if we cannot reply immediately we will do so as soon as we can.

Visit our fees page for detailed information relating to charges, fees, discounts, or exemptions.

For help with books and resources contact us

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