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Borrowing and renewals

Service available to: Member
Service available at: London, Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh & Online

Book loans

RCN members can borrow up to eight items for a period of four weeks. Fines are 10p per day for books returned late.

If you find a book at one of our Libraries that is not at your local library, you can get it sent to your local Library for free.


Items may be renewed up to three times provided they have not been requested by another reader.

There are three ways you can renew your library books

  • Online through the library catalogue. In 'My Account' select 'Renew My Materials'. If you haven't used the online service before, simply add your membership number when prompted, and use the default PIN 9999. You can change your PIN once you have logged in.
  • By phone, email or webchat.
  • In person at one of our libraries.

This video shows you how to renew a book online


You can reserve books by using the 'place hold' option on the library catalogue. We will email you to let you know when the book is available.

This video shows you how to reserve a book.

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