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Reserve or renew items

Reserve an item

If you've joined our library service online you can search the library catalogue and reserve items online for free from any library within the London Libraries Consortium and pick it up at your local library.

If the title is not available on the catalogue we may still be able to get it for you.  Anyone aged 16 and over will be charged £3.30 per item for reserving items not on the catalogue. There is a charge of £14 for applying to the British Library for an item.

Reserve an item online

You will need to log into the online account you created when you became a library member. 

Reserve an item

Reserve using our mobile app

Barking and Dagenham Libraries app

Renew an item

If you would like to keep any borrowed items for longer than the original loan period you can renew the loan and avoid overdue charges. You will not be able to renew a borrowed item if it has been reserved by another customer. 

Renew online

If you've joined our library service online, you will need to log in to the online account you created when you became a library member. If you have outstanding charges on your account you will not be able to renew online.

Renew library item online

Renew by phone or email

You can also renew items by calling our 24-hour renewal line on 0333 370 4700 or emailing libraries@lbbd.gov.uk. You can sign up to receive pre-overdue notices by email. Staff at your local library can set this up for you.

Renew using our mobile app

Barking and Dagenham Libraries app