Reserve a Book

Is the item you're looking for out on loan or at another library branch? Library staff can request your item from any other library in our service.

Do you prefer searching for items from home? You can also reserve items by using the Submit Reserves option on an item in our online catalogue.

You will need to specify which library you would like to collect your item from and how you would like be contacted when your item is ready - by email, SMS or phone. Once you are notified, you will have ten days to collect your item.


There is a $1.00 reservation fee for each item ordered.

Interlibrary Loans

If you require an item that is not held at any of our Shoalhaven or South Coast Co-Operative libraries, it may be available from another New South Wales or Australian library. Interlibrary loans are provided to library members for items not held in the Shoalhaven or Kiama collections. Please visit one of our libraries to complete a request form or send an e-mail or contact the library on (02) 4429 3715.


A non-refundable search fee of $6.00 applies to all interlibrary loan requests. Before requesting an interlibrary loan please check the catalogue or ask a librarian to make sure that we do not already hold the item. If the item is available from a public library it does not incur another fee. However, if the item comes from a university or special library then it will cost an additional $28.50. Please ask library staff for pricing information for rush or overnight requests, which incur additional charges.

Delivery time

The delivery times vary so it is best to allow a 2 week delivery period for the item. We will attempt to supply the item as quickly as possible but cannot guarantee delivery of an item requested within a specified time. Items are generally loaned for a four week period, but loan periods are not standard and the owning library determines the length of the loan. Renewals may be possible if requested prior to the due date.

If you have any further questions please contact the library on (02) 4429 3715 or send an e-mail.

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Our Branches

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, some of our services are currently not available. Please see our updates page for more information.

Sanctuary Point Library

Paradise Beach Road, Sanctuary Point
(02) 4406 2076 | Email

Mobile Library

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(02) 4429 3705 |  Email

Nowra Library

10 Berry Street, Nowra
(02) 4429 3705 |  Email

Ulladulla Library

Ulladulla Civic Centre, Princes Highway
(02) 4444 8820 |  Email

Milton Library

Old Town Hall, Princes Highway
(02) 4429 8916 |  Email