The on-line catalogue allows you to browse the Lit & Phil collection from home.

Search to find all the books by your favourite author, or a book you've been seeking for years. Members can manage their borrowing on-line: check what you have on loan and when they're due back, reserve books on-line too.


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As a member you can borrow most books published after 1850 (but not all at once). You can also access wi-fi in the Library and benefit from priority booking at some events. By joining the Lit & Phil, you are also supporting this wonderful institution, so thank you!

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 Check if we have that book you've been looking for. You don't need to be a member to search the catalogue; search by title, author, keyword or subject. Members can then reserve the book to collect later.