search for books
The library provides access to a large collection of books. When you join the library you can borrow up to eight books at a time for four weeks.
have you heard about ELMS?
You can search for books using our online catalogue ELMS. This means you will always be able to access our resources from any work location or even at home. When you join the library we will send you a log-in for ELMS so you can reserve, renew and request items online.
Books can be collected from the library or sent to your work base in the internal post.
Search the ELMS catalogue
do you want to return or renew a book?
You can return your books to the library site at Hellesdon or send them to us in the internal post. If you need to keep your books a bit longer you can renew them 3 times unless they have been requested by another user. Use your library account and PIN to log in to ELMS or send us an email.
can’t find what you are looking for?
If there is a particular book you would like and you can’t find it on our ELMS catalogue, we may be able to borrow it from another library. Get in contact with us here to request an interlibrary loan.
reading well for mental health
The national Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme was launched in 2013 and a new collection of books was launched in 2018. GPs and health practitioners can prescribe a book to patients from a core list of books on common mental health conditions which can be borrowed from the public library. Any library member is free to browse and borrow from hte collection.
Our library also holds most of the titles from the core list which staff may wish to read and recommend to service users. Find more details about the scheme on the Suffolk Libraries website and Norfolk County Council website.
mood boosting books
The Reading Agency have brought out a list of uplifting books including novels, poetry and non-fiction. They are available in our library for any of our staff to borrow. You can see all the titles here on our online catalogue ELMS.