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While we don’t anticipate any downtime you may notice a short interruption of our online services during 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

We thank you for your patience while this work is completed.

Search, renew & reserve library books, CDs and DVDs online

Use the online library catalogue to find books, CDs, DVDs and audio books in Solihull libraries.

Go to the online library catalogue

Searching the library catalogue

You can search the online library catalogue for items held by all Solihull libraries.

To place reservations or renew items you will need a library membership card and your PIN number.

Borrowing items

Adults can borrow up to 10 books, 6 CDs, 6 DVDs and 10 audiobooks at any one time. Books, audiobooks and language courses can be borrowed for 3 weeks, all other items are loaned for 1 week. There is a charge if borrowing DVDs or CDs, and also for audiobooks unless you are Print Disabled (have difficulty with print books)

Children and teenagers can borrow up to 10 books, 6 CDs, 6 Children's DVDs and 10 audiobooks.

Renew items you have borrowed

Log in to your library account to renew items online. To access your account you will need your library membership card (which contains your borrower number) and your PIN.

If you hold a library membership card but don't know your PIN number, please contact us.

You can renew your items online twice before you are required to bring them in to the library. Online renewals may not be possible if another customer has reserved your items.

Reserving items

Items on the catalogue but not in your local library, or that are on loan, can be reserved online. There is a charge for reservations by adults, a lower charge for teenagers and concessions (60+), but not for children under 16.

To do this, click on Reserve this Item, log into your account, choose the library you would like the item delivered to, and then click on Reserve.

You can check your Reservations in the My Account function (Last Useful in this entry is a date one year after the reservation was placed, but reservations are supplied much quicker).

The library will notify you by email or phone once the item arrives, but you can also check this in your account.

Reservation charges can be paid on collecting the item.

Overdue items

All library customers will be charged fines for items that are overdue, this includes children under the age of 18.  

Fines can be paid at any Solihull library by cash or cheque.

Fees and charges

View our library charges for 2019-20.

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