Home Library Service

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COVID-19 Libraries Update - January 2021

RiversideMickleover, Normanton and Alvaston Libraries are currently open for Click and Collect and for Internet access for essential tasks.

The e-book service is available – look at our catalogue to make your choice. 

The Home Library Service has resumed.

Derby Local Studies and Family History Library is currently closed to members of the public but is taking enquiries by phone, text and email. 

You can renew your books online or phone 01332 641700

If you can’t get to the library or have difficulty carrying books, we can bring the library to you with the Home Library Service. 

A member of staff or a volunteer will deliver your books or audio books free of charge.  From time to time there may be a waiting list for this service.  

What if I live in sheltered housing or a care home?

We deliver collections of books to some sheltered housing schemes and care homes. 

Please contact us for more information.

What to do

Library app for iPhone users

Go to the App Store and search for Derby City Libraries. Download the app called DerbyLibraries to:

  • Search by barcode: Use your device’s camera to scan the barcode on a book or other item and search for available copies at Derby City Libraries.
  • Search the Derby City Libraries catalogue for items by title, author, subject, or general keyword and place holds on interesting items. 
  • Manage your account 
  • Find suggested reading - see what your friends have read and recommend with reading recommendations from Goodreads or check out the latest best-selling and award-winning titles.

Get involved

Why not volunteer at your local library? We have a range of opportunities available, find out more on our Volunteering page.