Today, (Tuesday 1 September), Dundee Central Library is taking the first steps towards the reopening of library services in the city with the launch of a ‘Reconnect & Collect’ personal shopper book service.
Library staff will choose up to 10 books on behalf of customers and selections will be made in response to the reading preferences customers indicate at the booking stage. Items will then be available for collection two working days later.
All stock selected will be handled safely in accordance with current government guidance. Any returned items will be quarantined for a period of 72 hours before being included in selections to ensure you can be confident infection control requirements are met.
There will also be a range of protective measures according to current Scottish Government and public health guidance to keep our customers and staff safe including the introduction of social distancing measures, sanitisation stations and use of recommended PPE.
Sinclair Aitken, Chair of Leisure & Culture Dundee said
“We have been delighted by the great response to our digital services in recent months and are very proud to have maintained free access to a wide range of materials and resources during this difficult time, but we know our customers have really missed visiting our libraries and borrowing physical books.”
“It is our absolute priority to ensure we keep our customers and staff safe. While we put measures in place to ensure we can progress towards reopening libraries and in line with Scottish Government guidance we will be initially partially reopening with a Reconnect & Collect Service.”
There are two ways to contact Dundee Central Library and arrange collection
By phone – call on 01382 431539 during the opening hours advertised below. A member of library staff will take your details, discuss which kind of books you like and arrange a collection slot.
Monday 10.00 – 1.00 2.00 – 5.00
Tuesday 10.00 – 1.00 2.00 – 6.00
Wednesday 10.00 – 1.00
Thursday 10.00 – 1.00 2.00 – 5.00
Friday 10.00 – 1.00 2.00 – 5.00
Saturday 10.00 – 1.00
Via the website – http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com/library/reconnect-collect and complete the adult or children’s form as required. A member of library staff will then contact you on the number you provide to arrange your 15 minute collection slot.
If anyone is worried about travelling to the library, their Outreach Service may be able to help. Call 01382 431539 during advertised opening hours and someone from their team will advise.
Service updates are regularly posted on their website where you can also find details of how to borrow eBooks http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com/library
Leisure and Culture Dundee is a company based out of 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, Scotland