Falkirk district libraries to reopen and offer click and collect service

Libraries across the Falkirk area will begin offering a click and collect service this week.

By Jonathon Reilly
Monday, 5th April 2021, 10:34 am

Falkirk Community Trust (FCT), which runs the facilities, has confirmed readers will be able to request books either online or by phone as of Tuesday, April 6.

Bonnybridge, Bo’ness, Denny, Falkirk, Grangemouth, Larbert and Meadowbank libraries will offer the service from 10am-12.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (closed on Wednesday and Sunday).

Click and collect will be available from Slamannan Library on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 2-4pm.

Falkirk Library is among the facilities preparing to reopen by offering a click and collect service. Picture: Michael Gillen.

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    An FCT spokeswoman said: “We are asking all customers to book an appointment.

    “Bookings can be made either online or by telephone by calling 01324 503605. You can return books without an appointment.”

    Work to convert part of Falkirk Library’s first floor into a Central Advice and Support Hub also starts tomorrow.

    These works are expected to be complete by mid-May and will not affect the reintroduction of click and collect services.

    The trust is also putting in place a range of new measures to keep customers and staff safe so libraries can reopen for browsing and PC use – by pre-booked appointment only – on Monday, April 26.

    Falkirk Library will be issuing bus passes from April 26, also by appointment only.

    The safety measures introduced at the district’s libraries have resulted in each one obtaining Visit Scotland’s ‘Good to Go’ accreditation.

    The spokeswoman added: “We will provide a further update to Falkirk Library customers before reopening on April 26.”

    For full details on the safety measures in place, contact your local library or visit www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org/learning/libraries.

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