Connect & Collect

Through our free Connect and Collect service you can order a selection of books which will be chosen from one of our libraries by a member of staff. You will be emailed or phoned when your books are ready for collection, and asked to select a time-slot. 

Placing your Connect and Collect order

Complete the web form on the Forms section of this page to help our staff choose the best selection of books for you! 
There are separate forms for adult books and books for children and young people.
If you aren't able to access the internet to complete our Connect and Collect webform, we can take your order over the phone on these days and times:

Bearsden Library - 0141 777 3021: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-1pm (from 27 August) 
Bishopbriggs Library - 0141 777 3155: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10am-1pm (from 8 September) 
Lennoxtown Library - 0141 777 3151: Fridays, 10am-1pm (from 11 September) 
Milngavie Library - 0141 956 2776: Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am-1pm (from 9 September) 
William Patrick Library - 0141 777 3141: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-1pm (from 27 August)

Collection start dates:

Collection is by appointment only

  • Bearsden Library: from 27 August
  • Bishopbriggs Library: from 8 September
  • Lennoxtown Library: from 11 September
  • Milngavie Library: from 9 September
  • William Patrick Library, Kirkintilloch: from 27 August

This will be our ‘temporary normal’ for several weeks. Connect and Collect is a manageable service for our temporarily reduced staffing levels and operating hours. Our normal holds system will resume when our branches fully open, our stock transportation system is reinstated and our wonderful staff are back in place. We hope you will enjoy the personalised service that Connect and Collect offers.

Please note that we are following strict quarantine measures for all returned stock, so the items in your order will have been quarantined for at least 72 hours, as advised by Public Health Scotland.

Book Returns

If you have books on loan, these can be returned to our Book Drop bins on these days and times:

  • Bearsden Library: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-6pm (from 27 August)
  • Bishopbriggs Library: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10am-6pm (from 8 September)
  • Lennoxtown Library: Fridays, 10am-5pm (from 11 September)
  • Milngavie Library: Wednesdays, 10am-6pm and Fridays, 10am-5pm (from 9 September)
  • William Patrick Library, Kirkintilloch: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-6pm (from 27 August)

Book drop bins will be at the entrance of each of these libraries during these times for your convenience. All returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in and removed from your account - this is for the safety of our staff and customers. Please don’t worry about fines, you will not be fined for books kept on loan during lockdown or book quarantine periods.

Please wear a face covering when in our libraries, and follow our advertised safety guidelines at all times.

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