Books and reading

Get reading

We have around one million books for you to borrow: hardbacks, paperbacks, eBooks, eAudio, large print, tape and CD.

Search and request

Search all of our libraries for your next read at Library catalogue: search and request.
Request items that are already on loan or you would like delivered to your local library:

  1. search the Library catalogue to display a list of book titles.
  2. Select the book title link of the book you would like to borrow.
  3. Select the ‘Request it now’ button.
  4. Sign into your account with your library card number and PIN.
  5. Select the library you would like the book delivered to and ‘confirm request’.
  6. We will contact you when your request is ready for collection.

Not in our catalogue? Suggest a book and inter library loans.

If you can’t find the book you want in our catalogue, contact us. Please include author, title and ISBN if possible. We will consider purchasing a copy or borrowing from another authority (inter library loan). There is a charge for inter library loans. Please allow a minimum of six weeks for delivery.

Browse some of our other collections

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We can help you find your next read.

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Reading groups and collections

We are happy to welcome new reading groups to our service. Call in to your local library and join up to enjoy a fantastic array of titles, all for free.

Library reading groups

Search Warwickshire’s Directory of Services for reading groups in Warwickshire

Reading group book collection

Library catalogue – search and browse the Reading group collection

Thinking of starting a reading group?

The reading Pack (PDF, 2.37 MB)

Our reading group collection – what you get:

  • a copy of our Reading Pack with advice, tips and suggestions for starting and running a reading group;
  • a group ticket;
  • a wide choice of award-winning and popular fiction and some classics and non-fiction titles;
  • up to 20 copies per title and;
  • advice from library staff if needed.

How to get a ticket:

  • call into your local library;
  • take some ID with you – your own library card is sufficient;
  • one person from your group needs to be the named contact;
  • you’ll need to have an email address, so we can talk to you!
  • the library ticket will be given to the named contact, who will be responsible for requesting your books each month.

What happens next?

One week before your meeting, choose a title from our Reading Group Collection. Request the number of copies you need, using our on-line catalogue. It will be clear which ones are available. You can do this in the library, or at home. If you are not sure how to do this, a member of staff will help you.

Collecting books:

We’ll tell you when your latest title is ready for collection by sending you an email. The named contact should collect the books which will already have been issued to the group card.

How you can help us:

  • please return items on time, so that other groups can borrow them.
  • please make sure the set is complete. We cannot accept an incomplete collection, and any copies still left on your card will stop you ordering the next set.
  • post reviews or ratings on our web-site for others to read
  • suggest new titles for the collection – each year we add new titles and welcome your suggestions
  • enjoy being part of Warwickshire’s Reading Group Network!

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Asian reading collection

Books, newspapers and magazines in Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu as well as in English are at Nuneaton, Rugby and Leamington Spa.

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Visually impaired readers

We have a large collection of large print titles. Audio books are free to people registered blind and partially sighted.

De Montfort Talking Books Service

Through the De Montfort Talking Books Service a free postal tape service is provided for registered blind and partially sighted people. The service has over 4,000 books on tape

Contact: De Montfort Talking Books Service, c/o Kenilworth Library, Smalley Place, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 1QG, 01926 850 749

RNIB Library

The RNIB Library offer access to audio books, braille and giant print and is the largest of it’s kind in the UK with over 60,000 items in their collection.  You can register with the RNIB to access their library for free.  For further information:

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