If you’re running out of reading material and you live in the Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole area, you will soon be able to order and collect books.
Initially, the service is to be reintroduced in the following libraries: Broadstone, Bournemouth, Boscombe, Charminster, Christchurch, Kinson, Parkstone, Poole, Rossmore and West Howe
It is planned that all BCP Libraries will reintroduce Order and Collect services by the end of March. From 22 March it will be available at Canford Cliffs, Canford Heath, Hamworthy, Highcliffe, Southbourne, Tuckton, Westbourne, Winton libraries; from 29 March at Branksome, Castlepoint, Creekmoor, Oakdale, Springbourne libraries; and from 30 March at Ensbury Park Library.
COVID-safe measures will be in place to protect members of the public and staff when collecting and returning books, including sanitising stations, quarantined books and contactless collection.
Cllr Mohan Iyengar, portfolio holder for Tourism, Leisure and Culture at BCP Council said, “Our library teams have worked hard to adapt library services during the pandemic and ensure residents have had continued access to resources, whether virtually or through doorstep deliveries.
“I am delighted that the popular Order and Collect service has restarted, giving local book lovers access to a wider choice of reading as they continue to stay at home over the coming weeks.
“Libraries will be observing strict safety measures to keep public and staff safe; although those who prefer can still access library resources in a range of other ways, including free online resources, virtual activities and the Home Library Service.”
To place an Order and Collect request, and to check opening hours and contact details for libraries, visit the BCP Council online library services page. Local residents can also register online to become a member of the library service.
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