Temporary library services

To ensure the safety of all residents and our staff, please follow the government's social distancing rules when using any of our library services.

Reserve and collect

Books in a libraryWe are offering a reserve and collect service at 6 of our libraries - Manor Farm, Oak Farm, Hayes End, Northwood Hills, West Drayton and Uxbridge.

    The service is available Monday to Saturday, 10am to 2pm, and library members can collect items that they have reserved for themselves or anyone living in the same household. You can also collect on behalf of neighbours and relatives who have reserved items.

    Hearing aid batteries are also available to pick up.

    When collecting an item, please bring with you your own bag for our staff to place the items in and wear a face covering.

    To reserve an item, visit the online catalogue at anytime.

    Reserve an item to collect

    Alternatively, call the nearest operating library to where you live between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Saturday .

    Can't decide what you'd like to read? Call 01895 250600 to request a 'lucky dip' and our library team will choose items on your behalf, based on a reader's age and interest.

    Reserve and deliver

    We are also offering a reserve and deliver service for residents who are unable to visit a library. Deliveries will be left outside the resident's front door for collection.

    To reserve an item, call the nearest operating library to where you live between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Saturday.


    Returning books

    Items can be borrowed for up to 6 weeks without incurring a fine.

    To return an item, please use the designated boxes in the foyer of the library or (where available) via the dropbox. 


    Reserve and collect with our mobile library

    We have also introduced a reserve and collect service through our mobile library service.

    Find out more


    Not a Hillingdon library member?

    You can now join the library using our online form.

    By registering online, a temporary membership number will be issued to you. This will give you immediate access to some of our online resources. 

    Join now

    Page last updated: 30 Jun 2020