- 1 Can I request a book from another library?
- 2 Can I borrow books from the British Library?
- 3 How do I request sick?
- 4 What do you do when your library doesn’t have a book?
- 5 How do you recommend a book to the library?
- 6 How do I request a book from the British Library?
- 7 Can anyone go to the British Library?
- 8 Does British Library have every book?
- 9 Why are some books not in the library?
- 10 How do you find books in the library?
- 11 How do I request a book to be added to Libby?
Can I request a book from another library?
You can also request an InterLibrary Loan, where we borrow the book from another library. It can take two to four weeks for the materials to come in. It is also possible that we will be unable to get the book. To submit a request, print the form and work with a Librarian to fill it out.
Can I borrow books from the British Library?
Lends items not available from the British Library and can supply copies, subject to copyright law and conservation considerations. Items loaned are for use in the requesting library only and items published in the last five years are subject to individual approval. Will not lend: Periodicals.
How do I request sick?
Renewal requests must be made to ILL staff at 415-557-4406; ILL staff will contact you after the lending library responds. Submit your request online:
- Interlibrary Loan Book Request.
- Interlibrary Loan Article Request.
- Interlibrary Loan Microfilm / Microfiche Request.
What do you do when your library doesn’t have a book?
Borrowing policies will vary from library to library, but most will allow you to visit to read or make copies. Contact each library to find out about its policies. If you hold a library card at a nearby library, ask the librarians there about interlibrary loan services.
How do you recommend a book to the library?
Click or tap Recommend to recommend a title. If prompted, sign into your library. If prompted, enter and confirm your email address. Then, select Recommend.
How do I request a book from the British Library?
Contact us to order items in advance
- your name.
- your British Library Online Account number (this is the same as your Reader Pass number)
- the shelfmarks (or reference code, for archive and manuscripts) of the items you wish to order (one item can be ordered without a shelfmark/reference code)
- author/title details.
Can anyone go to the British Library?
Everyone needs a Reader Pass to visit the Reading Rooms, and you still need to pre-book an appointment to renew or get a new Reader Pass. If you book a ticket, please cancel if you can’t attend.
Does British Library have every book?
We receive a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland through legal deposit. Last year we received over 500,000 printed and digital items and over 100 terabytes from the UK web domain. If you see five items each day, it would take you over 80,000 years to see the whole of the collection.
Why are some books not in the library?
Unpublished materials are retained for the term of copyright, which is the life of the author plus 70 years. So, that’s why items may appear in the Copyright catalog of registrations but not in the Library’s general catalog of items within its collections.
How do you find books in the library?
To locate a book, first search the library’s catalogue. Once you have identified a book, use the call number to find the book. If you cannot find your book, then ask a librarian to look for you, or request an interlibrary loan if the book is missing.
How do I request a book to be added to Libby?
First, you can request them if you go to to our Overdrive site. Submitting suggestions through OverDrive (our eBook vendor) is the fastest and easiest way to suggest an eBook or eAudiobook for purchase. This will automatically put you on hold for the title if we are able to purchase it.