Library Catalogue: Search / reserve / renew / account

Search the library catalogue

Use your library card number and PIN to reserve, renew and view your library card account.

Using the library catalogue 


To find books, DVDs, music CDS, magazines, journals, newspapers and other items held in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire libraries.

 library online catalogue

For performance sets of music and drama visit the NPALS catalogue.


Go to the library catalogue page and choose log in, enter your library card number and PIN in the pop up box. 

Then search for the item, to reserve it follow the online instructions and choose your collection library.

You'll receive notification via email or text when it is ready to collect and pay a small fee when you pick it up. See Library Charges and fees for full details.

Contact Us

If you can't find what you are looking for on the library catalogue please get in touch:

Email: enquiryline@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or contact us on Tel: 0115 9152828




Go to the library catalogue page and choose renew my books from the left hand menu (this is for all library items).

A pop up box will appear and  you'll need to enter your library card number and PIN to log in. 

So long as they are not reserved for someone else you can renew your loans up to four times without taking them in to a library.

You can return your Nottingham City library loans to any:



Library card account

You'll need your library card number and PIN to log in. 

Go to the catalogue and click on log in at the top right (in the green title bar).

By logging in to your library account you can:

  • view your loans
  • renew loans
  • create lists for future loans
  • review titles you have read, listened to or watched


Forgotten your PIN?

If you've forgotten your PIN to access your library account and the library computers you can reset it:

  • Online via the library catalogue, click on log in and then click on 'Forgot my PIN' in the pop up box

Important information: you must have your library card number and an active email address on your library account. An email is sent with instructions on how to reset your PIN.

If you do not receive an email please check the junk folder. If you have any problems during the resetting process you will need to contact a library

  • In person at any of our libraries, you will need your library card number

eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines


In addition to 24 items on your library card select up to 5 free eBooks from the shared service with Inspire Culture Learning and Libraries. Find out more on how to borrow eBooks or

Search and download eBooks


Download up to 4 titles at a time from the Ulverscroft eAudio collection and keep them for three weeks. 

Log in with your library card number and pin or download the uLibrary app to use on your smartphone, tablet or iPad

iOS App      Android App

For more information visit the Ulverscroft Help


Download or read online with no limit on the number of titles or the length of time you keep them

First create an account with your library card number at the RBDigital gateway page


Download the RB Digital app to use on your smartphone, tablet or iPad you will need to select your library service and sign in with your card number. You need to set up an account before you can use the app at the RBDigital gateway page  

iOS     Amazon Kindle Fire     Android