Update on Request and Read
Because of the current government restrictions, we regret that customers are not able to come in to our libraries to browse and choose their own books.
This service allows users to order and collect books from some of our libraries.
You can order books from Highgate, Kentish Town, Swiss Cottage and West Hampstead libraries.
We developed this service in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as a way to get books to library members while keeping customers and staff safe. In designing this we followed Public Health England guidelines on social distancing, hygiene and maintaining a COVID-safe environment. We hope to be able to extend this to other libraries soon.
Which books are available?
We can only offer items which are in stock at the library you will collect from. As well as printed books we also have large print titles and talking books (CD format only). You can request up to four books at a time through this service.
You can check to see which books are in the catalogue for your library, here: Library catalogue.
For more information about the services available in our libraries, see changes to the library service.