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More libraries join Aberdeenshire wide click and collect scheme


By David Porter

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Click and Collect and doorstep deliveries will be available from both Inverurie and Peterhead libraries from next Tuesday (September 1), offering a safe way to access resources.

Inverurie Library will now offer a click and collect service
Inverurie Library will now offer a click and collect service

The communities are the latest to get the new service, which has already been rolled out in Ballater, Oldmeldrum, Fraserburgh, Banchory, Ellon and Stonehaven.

Access to public PCs at both libraries will also be available – hour long slots allow 45 minutes of use and the chance for staff to clean the area between users, who are asked to wear face coverings.

Pick-ups for the click and collect service should be made on foot only.

Collections will be available from Inverurie library on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3pm-6pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 1pm and on a Friday from noon – 3pm.

Collection at Peterhead Library is on a Monday from 1pm-3pm, Tuesday from 3pm-6pm, Thursday from 3pm-6pm, Friday from 1pm to 3pm and Saturdays from 10am-1pm.

Public PC access is available at Inverurie Library on Mondays and Wednesdays from noon – 3pm, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm-4pm and on a Friday from 3pm-6pm.

Access a PC at Peterhead Library on Mondays and Fridays from 10am-1pm and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm-3pm.

Existing sites where the service operates have already seen a good uptake of the book service and which also includes the ability to collect hearing aid batteries from the NHS and Curricular Support Resources.

While Aberdeenshire's digital library services have been very well used during lockdown, there's been great demand for increased access to materials only available in libraries.

The new services are being introduced to allow customers and staff to remain socially distant and safe, while still getting what they need to make lockdown more bearable.

A new online system has been developed alongside an easy-to-use phone service to book time slots and resources.

A “Live Chat” function is also available on the website.

Customers can return items to any of the participating sites.

For more information see:https://bit.ly/CnCLLA

You can join Aberdeenshire's library service, access your account and explore the catalogue at: https://bit.ly/2yF83NN



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