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Opening the Book is committed to protecting your personal information. We want our websites to be safe and enjoyable environments for everyone.

Information we collect

If you register with Ask for a Book, we will collect your name and email address. We will also collect your library card number if you are a member and choose to give it.

As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect anonymized data about your equipment and browsing actions while you are using our site.

How we use information

We use this information for:

  • Providing you with book suggestions
  • Contacting you for feedback
  • Letting you know any important information about the site by email
  • Internal record-keeping


We have physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


We use necessary cookies to make our website work. We'd also like to set analytics cookies that help us make improvements by measuring how you use the site. These will be set only if you accept.

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this will affect how the website functions.

If you permit cookies, we will use Googe Analytics to help us improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone.


This website will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law.

You may request details of personal information we hold about you at any time.

You can choose whether or not to allow your library service to contact you by email – click Contact Preferences in your Account at any time to opt in or out.