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Click and collect returns to libraries next week


Eurobodalla Libraries are welcoming the return of their click and collect service from next Monday 11 May.

Libraries coordinator Sam Fenton said with pandemic restrictions easing slightly, advice from the State Library NSW meant the return of the click and collect service, returning member’s access to physical items like books and magazines.

“We’re still working with COVID-19 restrictions and there’s still no physical browsing within the libraries,” Ms Fenton said.

“With click and collect, simply visit the library webpages, choose Click&Collect then browse the catalogue and reserve the items to borrow. Any members unable to access the website can call or send an email and we’ll get them sorted.”

Library staff will process the items and advise when they are available for pickup from the libraries’ front foyer during service times; Monday to Friday between 10am and 2pm. Social distancing and other pandemic restrictions remain in effect. To keep everyone safe, Ms Fenton asked patrons to follow some simple steps at collection.

“We ask that you bring a library bag and only one family member should collect the items,” Ms Fenton said.

“No one will be allowed inside the library and patrons should keep 1.5 metres between each other and staff. Please, do not use the service if you or any of your family are unwell.”

Items can be returned using the return chutes at each Library branch. All returned items will be sanitised and placed in quarantine for minimum of 72 hours before being returned to shelves for re-borrowing.

“Don’t forget we still have extensive online resources available for members, including ebooks, emagazines and audiobooks as a part of your free library membership,” Ms Fenton said, “and our new Library at Home webpage has a wealth of online resources, learning opportunities and research tools to make your time at home a little easier and a lot more fun.”

For information about the libraries or to access the online catalogue, visit https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/council-services/community-services/library-and-information-services. For more information email library@esc.nsw.gov.au or call 44741333.


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