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Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn - Isle of Anglesey County Council

‘Call and Collect’ library books as lockdown is eased

Posted on 1 July 2020

Anglesey Council will introduce a “Call and Collect” book service at two of its largest libraries next week.

Library staff are working to make stock available to residents in the safest possible way as the lockdown continues to be eased.

From Monday, July 6, 2020, Holyhead and Llangefni libraries will allow members to telephone to order books and collect them.

Call and Collect service 

  • Phone the Holyhead Library (01407) 762917 or Llangefni Library (01248) 752095 and tell the staff what type of books you’d like
  • Staff will then choose a selection of books for you
  • A collection date and time will be arranged and you can collect the books from the library entrance. Entry into the building will not be permitted
  • All books will be automatically renewed – so no fines will be issued

Anglesey’s Library Service hopes to be able to offer ‘Call and Collect’ at other Community Libraries in the near future too.

The Home Library Service will also be making deliveries. This service will be for everyone living in Anglesey. Residents are asked to contact their local library to order books, and one of the Library's vehicles will call at the home with those books once they are ready.

Education, Libraries, Culture and Youth portfolio holder, Councillor Meirion Jones, said, “I’m very pleased that we are now able to offer the call and collect service during this challenging time. Reading is often a method of relaxation and comfort for many, and I’m sure parents will be eager to borrow some books for their children too.”

He added, “Please bear with our Library staff members as they work towards expanding our library service in line with health guidelines. The health and safety of residents and our staff remains paramount.”

Remember that you can also join the library and download e-books, e-audiobooks and magazines from our website.

Ends 1.7.20

Posted on 1 July 2020