Our Catalogue

The International English Library’s book collection is substantial. We are proud to host a fine mélange of renowned classics, the latest bestsellers from across global literature, and an extensive selection of non-fiction titles; all published in English! We also carry an enormous selection of DVDs and a growing collection of other media.

Our online catalogue is there to assist you in navigating our collection and checking if we have a specific title you may be after. Simply type in the title of the book -or the author’s name – and in one click, you will know if we h
ave it in our collection. All our DVDs and other media are also listed and searchable in the catalogue.

You can also use our online catalogue to

  • manage your account

  • view the full list of your borrowed items

  • check the due return date

  • extend loans for another cycle if necessary. Please note, that you can renew your books twice beyond the initial month loan period, after which they will need to be physically returned to the library. Unfortunately it is not possible to extend DVDs, Coursebooks and other media online.

If working with an electronic catalogue is not your cup of tea, we would be very happy to help you. Please call us during our opening hours, or send us an email, and we can check the catalogue or extend your books for you on your behalf.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I access my account in the catalogue?

Your account in our catalogue has been generated by your membership registration to the International English Library. Your username and password are automatically generated by the system.

Username: A combination of your first and last name, all in lower case, joined with a full stop/period. Eg. jane.smith

Password: To set your password you will need to access our online catalogue, enter your username and click on the FORGOT MY PASSWORD button. Shortly thereafter, you will receive an email to the account you used when registering with the library which will contain instructions on how to set your own password.

If you encounter any problems in accessing your account, please give us a call during our opening hours and we will do our best to help you to log into the catalogue.

Can I place a hold on my book using my online account?

Yes, we are always working on extending the online options for our patrons – it’s a work in progress! Alternatively, if you wish to place a book on hold you can also call us during our opening hours, or send us an email, and we will happily reserve it for you.

If the book is already on loan to another patron, we will inform you as soon as it’s returned and reserve it for you to collect for one full week from the date we notify you. Please note, borrowed books that are placed on hold by another patron are not able to be extended.

Can I request a book that you currently don't have in the collection?

You can certainly try! While we are proud of our substantial literature collection, we are aware it’s not exhaustive, and we welcome suggestions and requests.

We frequently source new titles and if your request is approved, we guarantee that you will be the first to have access to it!

Can I borrow your magazines?

Yes! You are certainly welcome to borrow any back editions of our magazines! The current editions however remain on our shelves for your perusal whilst in the library. You can find a list of the titles we hold near the magazines or simply ask one of our helpful deskies.

Do you have another question for us?

Then please get in touch. Either call us during our opening hours or send us an email .