COVID-19 - update on your library service

EDLC Libraries Connect and Collect Service suspended

Due to East Dunbartonshire moving to Tier 4 restrictions from this evening, we have unfortunately had to suspend our Library Connect and Collect service from 5pm today (Fri 20 Nov).

If you have booked a time slot to collect your order after Friday 20 November, we have had to cancel your booking for now. All outstanding Connect and Collect orders will be processed when we are able to reinstate the service. Due dates for all items on loan are have been extended and fines will not apply, so please hang on to your library books. 

In line with other library services across Scotland, libraries are not able to open with a full range of services for some time and a restricted borrowing service, known as ‘Connect and Collect’ was launched in August. Connect and Collect allows library members to select books in advance and collect them from a controlled customer collection point, where strict safety measures are in place. Our Connect and Collect webpage will be made live again when we are in a position to reinstate the service.

The health and safety of our customers and staff is of primary importance and we will only begin to reinstate services when it is safe to do so. Throughout the lockdown period, staff have been engaging with national bodies and participating in webinars with colleagues across the UK, in order to share information for the planning of a re-introduction of services. Importantly, our recovery planning is based on the Scottish Government and Public Health Scotland advice and guidance.

Updates for Libraries and Arts & Heritage services will be provided on this website and via social media.