Ordering and renewing library items
Grays Library and Register Office services will be open from Friday 30 July, following a temporary closure of the Thameside Complex due to a nearby gas leak. Cadant Gas services has said they will carry out further maintenance work at a future date, which may mean we have to ask visitors and staff to leave the building for a short time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Coronavirus safety restrictions remain in place for some services, as before – please check individual service notices before visiting.
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 an email or text message.
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. If you do not have a library card you can join online now and use the temporary number to access these.
Jigsaws are available to borrow free of charge from Grays, Corringham, East Tilbury and Tilbury libraries. These can be borrowed for 12 weeks.
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.