How are books ordered in a library?

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Did you know you can read audiobooks, eBooks and print books for free – and still support your favourite author?

Libraries have changed a lot over the past 10 years.

As well as physical shelves to browse you can now download the latest Stephen King or Michael Connelly book. This is a great way to discover new authors without risking your weekly budget.

How do I find a library book online?

You can request books via most library websites.

  1. Look for a search option (often a magnifying glass)
  2. Type in the title and author of the book you’re seeking
  3. Select the format you want
  4. Place the order.

The library will hold the book for you for a set amount of time so you can collect it.

Help – I can’t find the book I want

Look for an option that says “Request a Book”. Fill it out, and the library will be in touch with you as soon as the book arrives.

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How do you request a book from a library?

Requesting a book from a library is easy.

If you’re looking for a print or large print book from your local library and can’t find it, or the librarian tells you it isn’t stocked, you can request that the library order it for you.

The best part is that after you’ve read it, the book will continue to be held “in circulation” so others can read it too.

The same works for eBooks and audiobooks. Once the book is added to the library app (these include BorrowBox, Hoopla, and Libby), it is available to every reader.

However, to make things easier you can order any of my books in any format using my Library Form.

Simply print out the PDF form, follow the three easy steps and take it along to your local library – the librarians will be more than happy to help you, and will let you know once the book turns up.

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