Getting the book you want

Reservation

Items can be reserved in the library or online.  To reserve online, login with your membership number (found on your library card with the barcode) and PIN.  If you don't have a PIN, you can arrange one over the phone on 1300 655 355 or on your next visit. 

A charge of $1 applies on collection and we will notify you when the item is available.

Product Requests and Suggestions

New books may be requested or suggested and will be evaluated against our Collection Development Policy.  To request or suggest an item, speak to a staff member on your next visit or call 1300655355.  Please provide title, author and ISBN as well as your membership number and contact details.  At present, it's not possible to submit these requests online, however we hope to offer this option at a future date.  

When you request an item, a charge of $1 applies on collection and we will notify you when the item is available.  N.B. We don't accept requests for magazines.

Suggestions are welcome, however we don't follow these up with you individually.   If the suggested item is purchased it will be added to the collection and can be located via a catalogue search or by setting up a personal profile. 

Setting up a Personal Profile

A personal profile allows you to receive email alerts when new items are added to the library that match your preferences.  Refer to the instructions for help or go straight to the login page to start setting up your profile.  N.B. If you don't have a PIN or an email address registered on your membership, this can be arranged on your next visit or by phone on 1300 655 355.

Inter Library Loan

We can request items from other libraries if they are not available at Darebin.

The standard charge of $1 applies but may vary depending on the lending library.

Depending on availability, there may be a delay in obtaining some items.

LibraryLink Victoria

LibraryLink Victoria makes available an ever increasing number of Victorian public library catalogues.  From this site you can search and request the item of your choice from any of the libraries listed.  The item will then be forwarded to Darebin for collection.

The standard charge of $1 applies but may vary depending on the lending library.

Libraries Australia is a useful catalogue of resources across Australia.