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Using the library

You can reserve or renew your library books online

Visit the library catalogue

What can I borrow from the library?

You can borrow up to 12 books, 4 eBooks, 8 audio books, 4 eAudiobooks, 8 DVDs and 8 CDs at any one time.

Search the library catalogue for the items you would like to order.

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How can I borrow an eBook?

In order to access free eBooks you need to:

  • join an East Riding of Yorkshire Council Library and ask for your PIN
  • Check that your device is compatible with our eBook service. Visit the Adobe website for the current list of compatible devices. Supported device list - Adobe (external website)  
  • install an e-reader app on your chosen device
  • ensure you have an Adobe ID (to authenticate your e-reader app)
  • add your Adobe ID to your e-reader app.
Full guidance on how to complete the above steps and how to download to a PC or Mac can be found on our Library catalogue (external website).

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How can I borrow an eAudiobook?

In order to access free eAudiobooks you need to:

  • join an East Riding of Yorkshire Council Library
  • visit our eAudiobook website and then select Register to create your OneClickdigital account by entering your library card number and creating a Username and Password. OneClickDigital (external website)
  • if using a mobile device, install the One Click Digital app
  • if using a PC or MAC, install the One Click Digital Media Manager.
Full guidance on how to complete the above steps can be found on our library catalogue: Library catalogue (external website)

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How can I borrow an eComic?

In order to access free eComics you need to:

  • join an East Riding of Yorkshire Council library
  • visit the eComics and eMagazine landing page and Create New Account (If you already have an eMagazine account you can use your details to log in to eComics).
Full guidance on how to complete the above steps can be found on our library catalogue:Library catalogue (external website)

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How do I renew my library books and other items?

You can renew or reserve library items online, simply click the link below:

Renew or reserve your items online

You can renew books, audiobooks, CD's and DVD's up to three times as long as they are not on a waiting list for another library customer.

You will need your library card number and PIN.

Don't have a PIN? Information on how to get your PIN is available on the join the library page.

You can also renew your items (except for eBooks and eAudiobooks) by contacting your local library with your library card number. For details of your nearest library including contact telephone number, please use our library finder:

Find a library or mobile library

Renewing eAudiobooks

You can renew your eAudiobooks by logging onto our eAudiobook website (external website) 

Renewing eBooks

Due to licensing restrictions, it is not possible to renew eBooks.

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Do I have to pay if my library loans are late?

Under 18s and senior citizens do not pay overdue charges. With your library card number and PIN you can sign up in Your Account for a reminder by text or email that your loans are due back in three days time.

Charges for overdue items - per item, per week or part week

£0.10 per day open in first week to 50p, 50p per week thereafter. £10 maximum overdue charge per item. Senior Citizens, children, teenagers, young adults, users of mobile libraries do not pay charges on overdue items.

A full list of library fees and charges is available on the library fees and charges page.

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How long can I borrow library books and other items for?

Books, audiobooks and CDs can be borrowed for up to 21 days. DVDs
are borrowed for seven days.

You can check which items you have on loan and when they are due for return by signing into Your Account using your library card and PIN. You will then be able to renew your items online. 

You can sign up for a free text or email to remind you three days before your loans are due for return. 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 can also check the date stamped on the label inside the cover of your book. If you borrowed your item from a self-service library, you will have been offered a receipt with the due for return date.

You can select the loan period for eBooks and eAudiobooks (up to a maximum of 21 days) when you download them.

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How do I tell the library if I have changed my address or contact details?

If you have moved home, bring a current proof of address to any library with your name, new address and signature.  For example, your updated driving licence which has all three, or a current utility bill and a bank card. A member of staff will be happy to alter your membership details.

If you have changed your email address or telephone number you can alter your details by signing into your personal account with your library card and PIN.

To locate your nearest library, please use our library finder.

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What do I do if I lose my library card, books or other items?

Please notify your local library in person or by telephone as soon as you notice your card or library loans are missing.  Staff will be able to cancel your card to ensure no one else can use it.

To locate your nearest library, please use our library finder.

If you have lost or damaged an item you may be charged up to the full replacement cost. When you contact your local library, staff will be able to help you, or renew the item to give you longer to search for it.

If you have lost or damaged a book from the inter library loan system or the British Library the replacement charge will be decided by that organisation. Your local library will find out the replacement charge for you.

Charges for lost or damaged library materials


List of charges for lost or dama
 Type of item  Charge
All items in print  Full cost to replace the item
Antiquarian, unique or special items At the director's discretion 
Out of print material At the director's discretion
Items borrowed from outside the Authority At cost to department
Lost library membership cards £1.50 per replacement


A full list of library fees and charges is available on the library fees and charges page.

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Can I ask someone else to collect, return or renew my library loans for me?

Yes, you can trust a friend or family member with your library card, but you are still responsible for any books taken in your name.

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What fees and charges are there for the Library Service?

It is free to join the library, borrow books, and other items, and to use the Digital Reference Library. However, there are some charges.

A full list of library fees and charges is available on the library fees and charges page.

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