Find a book, ebook, emagazine, audio book or DVD

You can reserve or renew your library books online

Visit the library catalogue

How do I find a library book, ebook, emagazine, audio book, CD or DVD in the online catalogue?

Books, audio books, CDs and DVDs

It is free to reserve books, audio books, CDs and DVDs from the library catalogue. 

Using the library catalogue

To find at item you can use the 'Quick Search' box or search by:

  • Author
  • Title
  • Key word
  • Series
  • Subject
  • ISBN (International Standard Book Number)

To avoid disappointment, if you have checked the catalogue and plan to visit a library to borrow a title which is on the shelf, please call ahead to make sure that the item is still available. Staff will put it by for you to make sure that no one else picks it up in the interim.

To find the location of your nearest library, please use our library finder.


We do not currently provide ebooks for loan. Please read why we don't provide ebooks in our libraries.


40 Emagazines can be downloaded for free when you create a 'Zinio' account. Please read more about emagazines and how to sign up.

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How do I reserve a book, ebook, audio book or DVD?

It is free to reserve items which are in stock. You can check what is available on the library catalogue.

If you can not see what you want, you can request that a title is considered for purchase. If you request a publication through the inter library loans system there is a £6 charge.

The document below contains a full list of library fees and charges:

Library fees and charges (pdf 33 kb opens in new window)

Please note: we do not currently provide ebooks for loan. Please read why we don't provide ebooks in our libraries.

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How will you tell me my library book is awaiting collection?

You can register to receive notification that your item is awaiting collection by either text or email. You will need to sign into your personal account and check the box for your choice of reminder. Please note if you wish to receive a text alert you will need to keep your mobile 'phone switched on, as messages can not be re-sent and will not wait in your inbox. You may prefer to opt for an email reminder if your mobile 'phone is often switched off.

You will need your library card and PIN to do this. More information on how to get your PIN is available on the join the library page.

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Can you recommend something to read?

If you already have a favourite author or genre, follow the link below to browse 'Who Else Writes Like' to find new authors to read.  The data base also carries listings for new authors and prize winners.

Who Else Writes Like..? (external website)

Please note: If you are using this service within an East Riding Library from the People's network system you don't need to log in, however if you are accessing this service from home you will need your library card number and PIN.  This is available on the join the library page.

More reading recommendations

Please follow the links to these websites for further reading recommendations:

The readers' section of the People's Network, a site for readers to share opinions about books.

People's Network (external East Riding website)

Whichbook allows you to input your own requirements and produces a reading list especially for your tastes, with experts and alternative choices.

WhichBook (external website)

Tangled Web features crime, murder mystery and thriller recommendations.

Tangled web (external website)

BookCrossing allows you to register your favourite books and leave copies in a public place to be picked up and passed on to other readers, then trace their journey around the world.

BookCrossing (external website)

Fantastic Fiction provides information on over 350,000 books and bibliographies for over 30,000 authors.

Fantastic fiction (external website)

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Does the library service lend ebooks?

The library service does not currently provide ebooks for loan but for more information please consult the position statement below:

East Riding Library Service's position on ebook provision (word 83kb opens in new window)

What is an ebook?

An electronic book (e-book, eBook, e-Book, ebook, digital book, or even e-edition) is a book-length publication in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, readable on computers or other electronic devices.

Commercially produced and sold e-books are usually intended to be read on dedicated e-book readers, however, almost any sophisticated electronic device that features a controllable viewing screen, including computers, many mobile phones, and nearly all smartphones, can also be used to read e-books.

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Can I get library books in other languages?

Yes, some libraries carry selections of books in other languages. Please check the library catalogue. If we do not carry the language you are looking for it may be possible to get them at your library.

Ask a member of staff when you call in, or contact us by completing the enquiry form at the right-hand-side of the page.

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Can I borrow sets of plays from the library?

Sets of plays can be borrowed from Leeds Drama Library.

Leeds Drama Library (external website)

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