Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 27 May means all rubbish and recycling collections will be one day later that week, including Friday collections taking place on Saturday 1 June.
Recycling and rubbish collection days are changing for some households in Mendip and South Somerset. Read about the changes and how they may affect you.

Navigate this page
Back to Libraries


Search the catalogue for books, audiobooks and DVDs, reserve items, renew items on loan

Get startedRenewing or requesting an itemFinding an itemReserving an item

Other information

Get started

Somerset Libraries are members of LibrariesWest, meaning you can also access stock held by libraries in Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Bristol City, South Gloucestershire, Dorset and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Renewing or requesting an item

With your Somerset Libraries membership, you can find, renew and request items online through the LibrariesWest website or app, and our staff can help you at any of our libraries.

If you borrow an item in one library you can return it to any other LibrariesWest library.

Finding an item

Browse our extensive catalogue of books, audiobooks, DVDs and more on the LibrariesWest website.

You can search the catalogue by:

  • title
  • author/composer/artist
  • subject or keyword, if you are not sure of the title
  • use filters to narrow your search, or to browse through a particular genre or media type.

With around 2.5 million items to choose from, we’re sure to have something you would like to borrow.

Reserving an item

You can reserve any of the items we loan by placing a request online or at a library. You can log onto the LibrariesWest website with your library membership number and PIN, use the LibrariesWest app, or ask a member of staff to help you at your local library. You can ask for the item to be sent for collection at whichever library is most convenient for you.

We will notify you by email, text, or post as soon as the item is available for collection. Email is the quickest method for us to use. If you would like to be notified by email please check with a member of staff that we have your email address when we place your reservation, or make sure you have email notifications set up on the website or app.

There is a non-refundable admin fee for reservations. Children may request up to 6 children’s books or audiobooks at a time free of charge. Items must be requested on a child’s membership card to qualify for the free request. We also provide large print books for people with visual impairment free of charge. See our fees and charges page for full information about all costs.

To reserve multiple copies of performance material or play scripts from the Performing Arts Library, please see our Performing Arts Library page for more information. Music sets can be borrowed on extended loan for rehearsal and performance. Drama sets can be borrowed for readings only.

Last reviewed: March 27, 2024 by Jenny

Next review due: September 27, 2024

Back to top