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Reserving library items

Find out how to reserve library items.
Libraries services

Limited services are available at Hub and Community Libraries due to COVID-19 restrictions. Find out more about changes to our library service.

We are keeping COVID-secure measures in place across our buildings to protect our staff, residents and visitors

Please continue to wear a face covering if you can and maintain social distance in our buildings. This includes our libraries, leisure centres and learning centres.

You can read the Government's current COVID-19 guidlines on its website.

Reserve books through the catalogue

If an item is on loan or at another branch, you can reserve it.

Our online catalogue lists all the material available in Lewisham libraries as well as books available though The Library Consortium. You will receive a notification when your reservation is ready for collection.

Reserving digital items

You can reserve ebooks online or through the RB Digital or Overdrive apps.

Overdrive

Reserve up to five ebooks/audiobooks.

RB Digital

Reserve up to four ebooks/audiobooks. Comics and magazines are available for immediate download with no waiting times.

What you can reserve

You can reserve books, language courses, DVDs and music CDs.

What you pay

  • Adults pay 50p per item.

  • Under 14s do not pay for reservations.

  • There are no charges for reserving digital items.

How many items you can reserve

  • You can reserve up to four eBooks and/or eAudio at a time from OverDrive.
  • You can download and checkout newspapers, magazines and graphic novels in RBDigital and PressReader an unlimited number of times.
  • For all other items you can reserve up to 30 at a time.

How to reserve a library item

You can reserve items by telephone, at your local library or online.


You will need your library barcode number and PIN. To get your PIN contact your local library.

Contact

Library Service

London Borough Of Lewisham Third Floor, Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU
Telephone: 0208 314 8024
Email: libraries@lewisham.gov.uk