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ORDER and COLLECT is OPEN at Pittenweem Community Library

SERVICE UPDATE – Published 15 January 2021

Although Fife Council library services are temporarily suspended at the moment our trustees have decided to continue our Order and Collect service at the community library in Pittenweem. Appointments will be available on Monday afternoons and if there is enough demand other sessions may be added.This means that, although you can’t come into the library and choose books from the shelves, you can choose books from our catalogue and pick them up at the door. Here’s how it works

CHOOSING THE BOOKS

You can choose your books from the online catalogue at http://pittenweem.libib.com The catalogue can be searched by author or by book title and will show whether the book is currently available to borrow. Directly under the image of the book cover there is a box saying ‘1 available’ if the book is on the shelf and ‘0 available’ if it is out on loan.If you prefer not to use the catalogue you are most welcome to ask our volunteers to choose books for you. You can borrow up to 6 books at a time.

MAKING AN APPOINTMENT

You can either email the library to ask for an appointment at library@pittclic.org.uk or call the library on 01333 311591 Leave a message including your name and phone number. A volunteer will call you back to take a note of the books you want to borrow and offer you an appointment for the following Monday. Books will be collected from a table just inside the corridor, so there will be no need to go into the library itself. Appointments will be spaced so no one needs to queue.

RETURNS

There will be a box for you to put your returns in at the door. Books returned to the library will go into quarantine for a minimum of 72 hours before being put back on the shelves.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

The volunteer will put your books on the table for you and step back to the 2 metre line (marked on the floor) so social distancing will be maintained.We know this isn’t the same as opening the doors and welcoming you into the library to browse the bookshelves and have a chat – but those days will come again!