All readers can borrow up to 25 items at a time.

  • Items are loaned for a 3 week period
  • There is a small charge to borrow audio-visual items such as talking books, DVDS, and language courses.
  • If your local library doesn't have the book you’re looking for, you can reserve it for free if it is available within the The Libraries Consortium

Fines are charges on all items brought back after their due date, or renewed after their due date.


See our fees and charges page for more information.



You may only renew items 3 times without bringing them back to the library.


Items cannot be renewed if they are reserved by another person.


There are multiple ways to renew your loans and avoid overdue fines.

  • In person at your local library
  • Calling your local library, see our find MY library page for contact details of each library
  • Calling our 24-hour automated telephone renewal line on 0333 370 4700
  • Logging into your My Library App
  • Logging into your library online catalogue account, using the the Account Icon top right


If you renew audio-visual items, there will be a repeat-hire charge.



Items that are available within Ealing Libraries or other London Libraries Consortium borough members can be reserved for free, either by library staff or by using the online catalogue.


You can select which library to collect the items from and have the option of being notified via email.


If the item is not available within Ealing libraries or from The London Consortium, items may be borrowable from other public library authorities nationwide.


We can search for specialist titles and journal items and borrow items from The British Library or the Choral societies can reserve music scores that are not available from Ealing libraries collection. There will be a charge for this service.


See our fees and charges page for more information.