SERVICE UPDATE – Published 22 April 2021
Order and Collect: there won’t be a special session for Order and Collect once we reopen on 26 April but you can still use the service if you prefer not to come into the library. Just order your books from the catalogue in the usual way and email us your choices. You can choose what day you want to pick them up (no need for a specific appointment time) and a volunteer will give you your books at the door.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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!