Libraries and community hubs will be closed for staff training all day on Tuesday 11 February 2020 except for the South Ockendon Centre, which will be open from 10am until 5pm. You can order and renew items online while libraries are closed.
Ordering and renewing library items
Aveley library closes permanently at its Purfleet Road address from 1pm on Saturday 1 February. The library will reopen at its new home in New Maltings, High Street, Aveley, RM15 4BY from 10am on Tuesday 18 February 2020. You can order and renew items online while the library is closed.
It's free for you to order books, DVDs or CDs online and collect them from any Thurrock or Essex County Council library.
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 PIN code
- choose which library you'd like to collect the item from
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.
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.
Electronic items – e-books and e-audio
e-books and e-audio are also available online for you to download.
Jigsaws are available to borrow free of charge from Grays and Tilbury libraries.
If you have a jigsaw that is complete and in good condition – box and pieces – you can donate it any Thurrock library for the enjoyment of other library users.