Welcome to the Discovery Platform

Fri 24/Feb/23

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Welcome to the Discovery platform, the modern way to reserve your favourite books. The new library service platform replaces the previous Sutton Council’s Cultural Services website as a state-of-the-art online system for everyone to search books, reserve titles and get tailor-made recommendations in a few quick clicks.


The Discovery platform provides the public with the same trustworthy tools they know, with a fresh look and feel. However, the new platform improves on the old with a range of new features such as on-screen book format availability, a like/dislike rating system, easy sharing of your favourite titles to social media, and many, many more.


Woman reading book borrowed from TLC Discovery


Though the site can be browsed as a guest, visitors will get the most benefits when logged in as a Cultural Services Member. Those who have registered with a Sutton library or heritage house are able to sign in with their Cultural Services Number & PIN, and access their personal account. There you can manage current reservations, access your borrowing history and the platform will offer suggested books you’re bound to like, based on your reading habits. Non-members don’t have to miss out by joining for FREE.


Two young men outdoors browsing TLC Discovery on a laptop


Additionally, the new platform will be the home for future events from Sutton Council’s Cultural Services; for all experiences hosted within library buildings, heritage houses and/or online. This purpose-built service allows visitors to find entertaining and cultured experiences, by searching by date, location & theme, and buy tickets in a quick & easy checkout process. Sign in with your Cultural Services Member details and book your next great event.


Young girl looking at TLC Discovery on a tablet


Over the coming months the former website will be gradually reduced, with details of when and what will be removed being shared over social media. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for future updates. We encourage everyone to get to know this platform at your own pace; both Cultural Services Members who can enjoy the upgrade straight away with their number & PIN, and non-members who can get started for free by joining in today.


Discover, your new digital library.