Updates to Northumberland County Council library service
August 26, 2020
The Select and Collect service continues to be available at Amble, Alnwick, Bedlington, Berwick, Blyth, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Morpeth, Ponteland and Prudhoe.
Members can request books either by contacting their local library or via the mylibrary.co.uk website. They will then be allocated a date and time to collect their requested books.
If a specific book which has been requested is not available staff will choose a similar option. The service also includes children’s books.
Books can be returned without a pre-arranged appointment, although members are advised to contact the library in advance to ensure this facility is available. Books which are returned are quarantined for 72 hours.
Cllr Cath Homer, cabinet member for library services at Northumberland County Council said: “Time limited browsing is the next step in our phased approach to being able to offer physical library services to our members.
“We have had some fantastic feedback from members about the select and collect service and we hope that the time limited browsing will further support members.
“For those members who are not able to, or do not wish to access these physical services, we continue to offer a comprehensive digital offer with our online library giving members access to hundreds of ebooks and audiobooks. We are also continuing with our home library service for those more vulnerable members of the community.”
Please ensure you contact your local library or go to mylibrary.co.uk to discover what services are available.