Ordering and renewing library items

Books, music and films

It's free to order books, DVDs or CDs, which can then be collected from any library in Thurrock, Southend and Essex.

All you need to do is:

  • search the library catalogue for the title you want to borrow
  • when you've found it, click on the item to show further details
  • select ‘Reserve this item’ - you can enter your library card number and pincode
  • choose which library you'd like to collect the item from

Search the library catalogue

When the item arrives at the library you will receive a call or text message. If you do not have a phone we can send you a letter.

We keep the items at the library for 10 days so you have time to collect.

Loan reminders

If you’ve given us your email address, we will send you a reminder 2 days before your loaned items are due to be renewed or returned.

You can add or update your email address in your library membership when you login to the online catalogue – when you login, select 'Personal information' and 'Update your details'. Our staff can help with this on your next visit to a library.

e-books and e-audio

e-books and e-audio are also available online for you to download.