Greenwich

Borrow, renew and reserve books, eBooks, audiobooks, DVDs and music

Library services online

You can borrow, renew and reserve library books, eBooks, audiobooks, DVDs and music online with Royal Greenwich libraries.

To borrow, you will need your library card number and PIN. If you are not a member, you can join the library online.

Join Royal Greenwich libraries online (Better.org.uk website)

You will need to get your PIN from a member of staff at a Royal Greenwich library.

How to borrow, reserve and renew books and DVDs

You can reserve and renew library books and DVDs and check library stock using the online library catalogue.

Telephone renewals, reservation and information service

Greenwich libraries now have a 24-hour telephone renewal service.

You can use the service to renew books, hear library information and track reservations.

To use the service, call 01527 852 384 and follow the instructions. 

How to borrow eBooks and audiobooks

There are two websites that you can borrow audio and eBooks from:

  • Overdrive (eBooks and audiobooks)
  • Askews and Holts (eBooks only)

Overdrive eBooks and audiobooks

Overdrive is free to use and you can borrow up to five eBooks or audiobooks at any one time. You can also reserve eBooks and audiobooks on the website.

Borrowing times are different for each book. It's usually seven to 14 days for audio books and 14 to 21 days for eBooks.

Askews and Holts eBooks

Askews and Holts is free to use and you can borrow up to five eBooks at any one time for up to 21 days. You cannot extend your loan.

You can reserve books that are already being read. You must enter your email address to be alerted when the book is free. The website holds a reserved eBook for three days.

How to download music from Freegal

You can download up to three music tracks a week from the Freegal website using your library card and pin.