17 September 2020
OnFife’s Connect & Collect service – which allowed library users to collect ‘lucky dip’ bags of books during lockdown – is on its way back!
The service was originally offered when the libraries were still closed to the public but staff were able to go back into the buildings and in just three weeks in July nearly 3700 bags of up to 10 books were collected.
It came to an end when the branches started to re-open last month. However, customers have said they are still keen to use Connect & Collect so OnFife is making it available again, with orders being taken from 21 September for first collections from 28 September.
Connect & Collect allows people to go online or call the library, explain what kind of books they like to read and then a ‘lucky dip’ selection is put together that is collected from the library.
“We are delighted to be able to bring this service back,” said June Souter, Libraries Service Development Manager. “So many library users loved the surprise element of discovering what books had been chosen for them but just as importantly it also allows us to stay in touch with customers who are limiting their contacts and don’t want to browse the shelves just yet.”
Currently 24 OnFife libraries – more than two-thirds of branches – are open again for people to return books, browse the shelves or use the computers, and Valleyfield Library will open on Tuesday, 29 September.
Full details about Connect & Collect and the branches open and taking part can be found at www.onfife.com/connectandcollect
For further information contact: Sheona Small, press officer, 07809 727 989 or email: email@example.com
Notes to editors: OnFife (Fife Cultural Trust) is a registered charity and manages and operates theatres, libraries, museums and galleries and cultural partnerships on behalf of Fife Council for people living, working and visiting Fife. Further information can be found at www.onfife.com
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