Cumbria Libraries - Select and Collect service

Cumbria Libraries offers customers a Select and Collect service from a number of our libraries, with library staff putting together a selection of books for you to collect.

Each selection will include up to 6 items, and whilst we are currently unable to offer a request service for specific titles, we will choose books by your favourite authors, or particular categories of books which you enjoy. 

We can put together selections for children and young people, as well as for adults.

You can also ask to receive large print titles and talking books as well as books, or a mixture of all 3 formats. 

To use our Select and Collect service, please follow these steps:

  1. Contact the library at which you wish to use the Select and Collect service   or
  2. Download the Select and Collect form to complete onto your PC or device (we have provided both Word and PDF versions so use whichever format is easiest for you).   Select and Collect PDF form (PDF 511KB)  Select and Collect Word form (DOC 1MB)  (If you are using an iPad, please wait for the 'open it' box to appear at the bottom of the screen before downloading).
  3. Fill in all the sections on the Select and Collect form  - the more information you give us, the closer our selections will match your tastes. Please complete a separate form for each person.
  4. Email the completed form to the library you would like to collect your selection from - there is a list of library email addresses below. 
  5. Once we have received your completed form a member of Library staff will be in touch with you to arrange a collection time. If you can't come in person to pick up your Select and Collect selection, friends or family can do so on your behalf
  6. You will need to bring a bag with you when you come to the library to pick up your Select and Collect collection, as they are not provided
  7. Take your collection home and enjoy your selection!


    Workington LibraryMaryport LibraryWigton LibraryKeswick Library
    For Library Members to ORDER 
    Select and Collect

    Phone 01900 706170 on Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

    or Workington.library@cumbria.gov.uk

    Phone 01900 812384 on Mondays and Thursdays 9.30am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm

    or Workington.library@cumbria.gov.uk

    Phone 016973 42729 on Tuesdays and Fridays 9.30am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm

    or Workington.library@cumbria.gov.uk

    Phone 017687 72656 on Mondays and Wednesdays 9.30am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm 

    or Workington.library@cumbria.gov.uk

    Appointments to COLLECT
    Select and Collect
    Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pmMondays and Thursdays 9.30am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pmTuesdays and Fridays 9.30am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pmMondays and Wednesdays 9.30am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm


    Cockermouth LibrarySeaton LibraryAspatria Library
    For Library Members to ORDER  
    Select and Collect

    Phone 01900 822634  - Monday 10am to 1pm, Tuesday 10am to 1pm, Wednesday 2pm to 5pm, Thursday 10am to 1pm, Friday 10am to 1pm, Saturday 10am to 1pm.

    or Workington.library@cumbria.gov.uk

    Phone 01900 325193 - Tuesday 9:30am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm 

    or Workington.library@cumbria.gov.uk

    Phone 016973 20515 - Wednesday 9:30am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm

    or Workington.library@cumbria.gov.uk

    Appointments to COLLECT 
    Select and Collect
    Monday 10am to 1pm, Tuesday 10am to 1pm, Wednesday 2pm to 5pm, Thursday 10am to 1pm, Friday 10am to 1pm, Saturday 10am to 1pmTuesday 9:30am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm Wednesday 9:30am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm
    Roose Library

    For Library Members to ORDER  
    Select and Collect

    01229 811674 - phone on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 2pm to 4pm.
    Select and Collect
    Appointments To COLLECT
    Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 2pm to 4pm.

    Carlisle Library

    For Library
    Members to ORDER
    Select and Collect

    01228 227317 - phone orders on Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2pm to 4pm

    or 
    Carlisle.library@cumbria.gov.uk

    To COLLECT
    Select and Collect
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2pm to 4pm
    Whitehaven LibraryCleator Moor LibraryMillom Library
    For Library
    Members to ORDER
    Select and Collect

    01946 506400 - phone on Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm.

    Or
    whitehaven.library@cumbria.gov.uk
    01946 814523 - phone on Tuesday, 2pm to 5pm, Friday 9.30am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm.

    Or
    whitehaven.library@cumbria.gov.uk

    01229 772445 - phone on Monday 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, Tuesday 9.30am to 1pm, Thursday 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, and Friday 9.30am to 1pm.

    Or
    whitehaven.library@cumbria.gov.uk

    To COLLECT
    Select and Collect
    Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm.Tuesday, 2pm to 5pm, Friday 9.30am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm.Monday 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, Tuesday 9.30am to 1pm,  Thursday 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm and Friday 9.30am to 1pm. 

    Penrith LibraryAppleby LibraryAlston Library
    For Library Members to
    ORDER
    Select and Collect
    01768 812103 - phone on Monday to Friday, 2pm to 4pm.

    Or email Penrith.library@cumbria.gov.uk
    017683 51170 - phone on Monday and Friday 10am to 12.30pm, 1.30pm to 4pm.

    Or email Appleby.library@cumbria.gov.uk

    01434 382244 - phone on Monday Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10am to 3pm

    Or email Penrith.library@cumbria.gov.uk

    To COLLECT
    Select and Collect
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    Kendal LibraryUlverston LibraryGrange Library
    For Library
    Members to ORDER
    Select and Collect
    01539 713524 - phone on Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.

    or
    Kendal.library@cumbria.gov.uk
    01229 404151 - phone on Monday to Saturday 9.30 am to 1 pm.  Monday to Friday 2pm to 5pm

    or
    Kendal.library@cumbria.gov.uk
    015395 32749 - phone Monday to Saturday 9,30am to 1pm and Monday to Friday 2 to 5pm
    To COLLECT
    Select and Collect
    Monday to Friday, 2pm to 4pmMonday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm
    Monday, Tuesday and Friday 2pm to 4.30pm
    Thursday 2pm to 5.30pm
    Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm.
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 2pm to 4.30pm


    Ambleside LibraryWindermere Library
    For Library
    Members to ORDER
    Select and Collect
    015394 32507 - phone on Monday and Friday 9.30am to 1pm 

    or
    Kendal.library@cumbria.gov.uk
    015394 88945 - phone on Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am to 1pm 

    or
    Kendal.library@cumbria.gov.uk
    To COLLECT
    Select and Collect
    Monday and Friday, 9.30am to 1pmTuesday and Thursday 2pm to 4pm