Note: We don't charge a fee for reserving a title, unless we need to get it from another library service.
Table of contents
- Borrowing titles from Cambridgeshire libraries
- Reserving titles from other library services (inter-library loans)
- Charges for loans from other library services
Borrowing titles from Cambridgeshire libraries
As part of our SPINE partnership, our customers can borrow titles from Cambridgeshire libraries’ stock for a charge of £2 per title.
If you search for a title in Suffolk and we don’t have it, our catalogue will give you an option to expand your search to include Cambridgeshire’s service.
If you click this link we’ll present you with search results from Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.
If your search brings up some results, but not the ones you’re looking for, our results page gives you the option to expand your search to Cambridgeshire.
Note: you can’t just search Cambridgeshire’s titles. You have to search Suffolk and Cambridgeshire’s titles at the same time.
Note: If you reserve a title from Cambridgeshire you’ll be charged £2.
Sometimes, the same title is available from Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Should you place a reservation on one of these titles, you can choose which service to reserve the title from. To avoid a charge, choose Suffolk:
Reserving titles from other library services (inter-library loans)
If a title is not available through us or Cambridgeshire Libraries, you can suggest a title for stock or request an inter-library loan. You can do this by visiting any Suffolk Library, calling 01473 351249 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Let us know:
- The name of the title
- The author(s) of the title
- Any additional details you have about the title (for example, year of publication or ISBN)
- Your library card number
- Which of our libraries you wish to collect the title from.
We will only charge you if we successfully fulfil your request.
Charges for loans from other library services
Due to the cost, we will always ask you whether you wish to extend your search to the British Library.
|Loans from Cambridgeshire libraries (3 week loan period)||£2|
|Loans from libraries other than Cambridgeshire Libraries and the British Library||£5|
|Loans from the British Library (5 week loan period)||
£15 for books
£10 for articles
+ £3.80 postage
|British Library loan extension||£4.65|
|Lost or damaged British Library books (set by British Library)||£137.50|