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Find a book

To find out whether an East of England library has a copy of a book you're looking for, you can search the library catalogue.

Most of the East of England libraries use the ELMS catalogue. You can search this catalogue at If you want to know what's available near you, choose your nearest library from the drop-down list under the search box on this site.

Other East of England healthcare library catalogues include:

Cambridge University Medical Library

East Anglia's Children's Hospices Library

Keech Hospice Care

You may also want to look at a local university library catalogue:

University of East Anglia 
University of Cambridge
University of Suffolk 
Anglia Ruskin University 
University of Essex 
University of Hertfordshire 
University of Bedfordshire 
Colchester Institute

If your library doesn't have a copy of a book you want

Ask your local library to borrow a copy from another library. This is called an inter-library loan. You may be able to place a request directly from the library catalogue if you log in with your user account.

Use your library account

With an account at any library you can also manage your library account online, renew loans and reserve items. Ask your local library for your user account details.

More help

If you need some help finding a book that meets your needs, ask at your local library.