Search, Reserve & Renew

Search the catalogue
Search for items from home, your mobile or in the library.

Reserve books
Reserve books at any Borough library plus ten other public library services within our SELMS partnership.

Renew your items
As long as your items haven't been reserved by another customer, you can renew them up to four times.


Enquire - 24-hour reference service
Use Enquire 24-hour reference service to connect to someone who is trained to help; simply enter your details, query & press Connect.


Search for items using your mobile phone.


Clubs and organisations
You can access information on local clubs, societies, voluntary and community organisations.

Search for items

Quick and easy, no need to log-in.

Reserve items online

You can reserve books at any Borough library plus eleven other public library services within our SELMS partnership; Brighton & Hove, Buckinghamshire, Camden, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hertfordshire, Medway, Milton Keynes, Kent, Richmond Upon Thames, Slough & West Berkshire.

We also offer our Inter Library Loan service that can access many libraries in the UK. There will be a charge to place a reservation.

You can reserve RBWM books online for free at home or in the library (there is a fee for reservations from the SELMS partnership) :

  • Open Find Information menu in Navigation panel and select Catalogue
  • Perform a search for the title you would like to reserve and view the record in full display
  • Select Place Reservation button displayed at the top and bottom of the record display. This button will only appear if a reservation may be placed on this title. A form will be presented for you to complete.
  • Enter your membership card number & 4-digit PIN (if you are not already logged in)
  • Select the location from which you would like to collect the item
  • Select an expiry period or enter a specific expiry date. Your reservation will be automatically cancelled if not satisfied by this date
  • Click Place Reservation button
  • You will be advised if there are any charges or problems with your reservation
  • If all is well and you wish to proceed with your reservation, select Continue button
  • Select Cancel button if you don't wish to place the reservation
  • If you decide to proceed, details of your reservation will be displayed

Renew your items

As long as your items haven't been reserved by another customer, you can renew up to four times without showing them at a library. Renew online (you will need your membership card number & 4-digit PIN), by phoning your library (during opening hours) or by using our 24-hour renewal line 0303 123 0035.

  • Click on Current Loans to display list of borrowed items
  • Click box for individual items and select Renew Selections or Renew All
  • Screen will show the new return date for borrowed items

Suggest an item for stock

To suggest an item that you would like to see in stock please complete this form.

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Modified: 2014-08-05
Published: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:16:27
Author: Derrick Fernandes
Editor: Paul.Noakes
RDCMS ID: 26436