Using the Catalogue

Search our online catalogue for items held in any of our four library branches - with over 60,000 items in our collection, we have something for everyone.

As a library member, you can login to online catalogue to place a reservation on items you wish to borrow,or renew items you currently have on loan.

Searching the Catalogue

There are different options for searching the catalogue, such as 'anyword', ‘title’, ‘author’ or ‘subject’. You can also use Refine Search Results to search within particular collections or formats e.g. CDs or DVDs.

Using the shortcuts on the left hand column, you can search in particular collections such as Regional Resources, Magazines, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and Local History Images.

If you cannot find the item you want in our catalogue please visit or contact your local library and ask one of our friendly staff for help. We may be able to source the item from another library through our inter-library loans service.

Member Services

To login to Member Services, go to the catalogue screen,and in the left hand column click on Member Services. Enter your library member number (found on your library card), making sure you use a capital for any letters. Your default password will be your date of birth expressed as an 8 digit number DDMMYYYY.

For example: if your date of birth is the 1st March 1977, you would enter 01031977.

Reserving an item on the catalogue

When you find an item or items you wish to reserve, click on the check box next to the title. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Reserve Selections. If you haven’t already done so, you will be prompted to login. The Pickup From Location will default to your home branch, or you can change this to another branch if you wish. If the item is not in your preferred pickup location, it will be transferred to your preferred branch.

Renewing an item using the catalogue

When you login to Member Services, items you currently have on loan will be displayed on the screen. Click on the check box to select items you wish to renew (or click Check All to select all items). If there are no other reservations for that item, it will automatically be renewed for 3 weeks (except magazines and inter-library loans). Items can be renewed twice. If you are unable to renew an item for any reason, please contact one of our friendly staff for assistance.

Please note:

  • Renewal of inter-library loans is at the discretion of the library service that owns the item, and cannot be renewed through our online catalogue. If you wish to request an extension of an inter-library loan, please contact one of our friendly staff.