What can I look for on the library catalogue?
You can search for books, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers.
Can I renew items online?
Yes - go to the library catalogue and select "My Account. You'll need your borrower number and PIN.
Can I place holds on items which aren't in stock at my local library or which are on loan to another customer?
Yes. There is a small charge to place a hold. You'll need your borrower number and PIN. You can get a PIN by contacting your local library. You can browse the library catalogue in the library, or at home on the website, and we will send the books you choose to any Derby City Library for you to collect. So you’ll never run out of new books to read.
Information about placing a hold
- There is a small charge for this service if you use the Derby City library catalogue to request the books and select a Derby City Library to collect the books from. If you nominate to collect your books from a Derbyshire County Council Library then their terms and conditions will apply.
- A list of Derby City Council Libraries is available.
- If you want a publication that is not listed on the catalogue for loan, and we decide to purchase it, then a free hold will be placed on the system for you – as long as you collect the publication from a Derby City Library. There is a small charge for the hold. If you want a publication that we decide not to purchase then we will contact you and discuss your options.
Can I get help with the catalogue?
If you need help with the catalogue then staff will be happy to help you. For security reasons the catalogue uses a provide a PIN - if you do not have one then staff will provide you with one.