Using the Library

Reservations and Requests

Reservations and Requests

Reserving an Item

You can reserve any loanable item which is in stock in the Isle of Wight library service or is on order. Simply log onto the library website and search for the item you want. Then click the Place Reservation button and select which library you would like to pick your reservation up from.

There is a charge of 60pfor this service which will be added to your library account. Please pay this the next time you go into a library, or when you pick up your reservation.

You will be contacted by your local library when your reservation is ready for collection.

There is sometimes a waiting list for the most popular titles. If you want to know where you are on the reservation list, please contact your local library.

Requesting a book not in the Library

If you want a book which is not in the Isle of Wight library service, you can either ask us to buy it or try to borrow it from another library.

Request to purchase

If you would like to suggest that the library service buys a book that it does not currently have in stock, complete this form with as much information as you have.

We cannot guarantee that all new stock suggestions will be bought by the library service, but if we think that your suggestion would make a valuable addition to our stock, we will purchase it.

Once the book arrives, we will put a reservation on it for you (Please see costs and collections information mentioned in the above reserving an item text)

Request to borrow from another Library Service

If you want us to try to borrow a book from another library service, please complete this form. We will then search through all the public, academic and national libraries in the UK to try to find a copy we can borrow for you.

Once the book arrives, we will put a reservation on it for you.

There is a reservation charge of 60p and an Inter Library Loan charge of £7.45 for this service which will be added to your library account. If we have to borrow the book from the British Library the Inter Library Loan charge increases to £11.45. If you want to renew a book borrowed from the British Library, there is an additional charge of £4.45. Please pay this the next time you go into a library, or when you pick up your reservation.

You will be contacted by your local library when your reservation is ready for collection.