Reserve & Renew

The Richmond Public Library offers books (including print, ebooks, and audiobooks), magazines, and DVDs.

You can read about how to get a library card here.

Tableside ServiceDue to pandemic conditions, patrons are unable to enter the library and browse the collection. Librarians can assist in locating materials for you.

You can request materials or recommendations by

Renewing Materials

To renew materials, please contact the Circulation Desk at 510-620-6559 or renew online (instructions follow).

  1. Materials can be renewed online by logging into your account. Rosie_renewal Opens in new window
  2. You may choose to "Renew All" or select the items you wish to renew.
    • If you are unable to renew due to items that are overdue or fees, please contact Circulation at 510-620-6559.Rosie_renewals

Instructions for placing holds using Rosie:

  1. If you know title, author, or subject you can search the library's catalog, Rosie.Rosie Opens in new window

  2. If the library has the material you want, click on "Request" (highlighted below) and you will be prompted to log into your account to place a hold on the material.Pandemic procedures: Library staff will locate your material and call you at the number on file in your account to schedule a time to pick up the material.Rosie_request

  3. If the library does not have the item(s) you want, you can search in LINK+, an inter-library loan system, by clicking on the LINK+ logo.linkpluslogo_266_55.jpg Opens in new window

Getting your items

COVID-19 Precautions:

  1. Library staff will retrieve items placed on hold and contact you by phone to schedule pickup through our Tableside Service.

  2. When you arrive at the library for your appointment, call 510-620-6559 and Circulation Desk staff will bring your items out so that you can retrieve them through contactless pickup.


If you encounter issues using Rosie or LINK+, please contact the librarians: