Update on Request and Read

We are stopping the Request and Read service for the moment, as the libraries where we were offering it are now open for users to come in to choose their own books.  

We developed this service in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as a way to get books to library members while keeping customers and staff safe. In designing this we followed Public Health England guidelines on social distancing, hygiene and maintaining a COVID-safe environment.  

During the six weeks that we ran this service about 300 people borrowed 1,500 books at three of our libraries, Swiss Cottage, Holborn and Highgate.

These libraries are now reopening, offering Quick Choice book borrowing and access to our free library PCs.

For more information, see changes to the library service.

Request and Read Feedback Survey

If you used Request and Read , it would be very helpful if you would complete this short survey about our Request and Read service:

Have your say with the Request and Read Feedback Survey

Returning your items

Returning books

You can now return your library items at any of our nine libraries.

Your books will be quarantined for 72 hours and then discharged by library staff.