Request a library item

Complete this form if you have been unable to find a book, spoken word CD, music CD or DVD by searching the library catalogue. If you haven’t completed a library catalogue search please do so before completing this form.

We will fulfil your request wherever possible. However, there may be some requests that cannot be satisfied as books, periodicals may be for reference only and DVDs may not have a rental licence.

If you have a query in relation to interlending or you want to find out the progress of your reservation, please contact



Details of all charges can be found on the Hire charges for books, CDs and DVDs page for information on charges page.
Please note: There is no charge for stock suggestions


What happens to my information?

Essex County Council handles information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Freedom of Information Act 2000 and is the data controller for the purpose of the Data Protection Act. Your information will only be used to handle your request/suggestion of a library item. For more information about how ECC handles information please see our privacy notice.

If you choose to send us personal information, we will use that information to respond to you enquiry and will only pass your details to another agency if it is required by law or that agency is relevant to your enquiry. We do not collect personal information for commercial purposes.

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