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Reserving an item

If the item you find is unavailable you can reserve it. When the item becomes available you will be notified by email or letter.

Reservations can be made in the following ways:

Please note:

  • You will need your library card number to place a reservation;
  • If reserving through the online catalogue you will also need your PIN;
  • If you do not know your PIN contact the library during opening hours;
  • If you are not a member of the library, you will need to join online before reserving an item;
  • Heavily reserved items may be subject to a shortened loan period.

Cancelling a reservation

A reservation can be cancelled through your account in the online catalogue, by email to library@hornsby.nsw.gov.au or calling your local library branch.

Catalogues of Other Libraries

If you can’t find what you’re looking for in our collection, you might be able to find it in the catalogues of other libraries.


Take a look at some of the vast range of resources that are available in your library's collections.