Select and Collect library books at the Hull History Centre
You may wish to use our Select and Collect service to borrow a book. You can do this by using the Hull Libraries catalogue, or by phoning the History Centre on 01482 317500 (Tuesday to Thursday).
For your convenience, the usual library reservation fees have been suspended until further notice. We have extended the lending period to 35 days.
The History Centre will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9.30 am-4.30pm, for collection and return of library books.
We will notify you when your item is ready for collection and advise the date it can be collected either by text, email or phone depending on the data we have.
To reserve an item through the online catalogue
- Visit the Hull Libraries catalogue
- Log in with your library ticket details. Input your library card number (the long number under the barcode) and PIN in the boxes at the top right of the catalogue
- Search for the item you are looking for
- Go into item details
- Select the 'Place Hold' link under the image of the book.
To reserve books over the telephone or by email
Ring the History Centre on 01482 317500 (Tuesday to Thursday), or email us and ask us to reserve an item for you. We'll need to know your name and your library card number (the long number under the barcode). If you don't have it to hand, we might ask for your name, date of birth and postcode so we can find your library account.
To collect your book(s)
Whether you reserve an item online or over the phone, please do not visit the History Centre until we contact you to advise it is ready for collection. This is because when you order a book a member of staff will check whether the book is available, as it could be out on loan. We will contact you to let you know whether this is the case and to arrange a day for collection. The Select & Collect service will be in operation on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9.30am-4.30pm.
On the day of collection we will issue the book(s) against your library membership, and they will then be ready for collection.
Please remember to bring your library card with you to collect your books. We will ask you to read out the last 4 digits of the number on your card and the first two letters of your surname as proof of ID.
Renewing your library book
Books can be renewed by phone or by logging into the library catalogue and going to the My Ticket option.
Returning a library book
Returns can be made to the History Centre on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9.30am-4.30pm. Alternatively, you can return books to any Hull library.