As libraries move to the next stage of re-opening they are increasing the number of days and times available to Select and Collect from the library.
Select and Collect

While there is no access to libraries, people are able to borrow books through the Select and Collect service.

With this latest timetable, which runs until late 7th November, each library is open until 6pm one evening per week, and those that normally open on a Saturday will also be available for Select and Collect then. 

Libraries are also currently offering a service where people can choose up one or two children’s DVDs free of charge with their Select and Collect request. 

Residents can contact individual libraries via phone or email to choose their books/DVDs and arrange a time to collect them.

Each library has times when staff can take calls and arrange times for collection.

Backlogs and other challenges from the ongoing pandemic mean libraries may not be able to accommodate requests for specific titles at this time.

When contacting a library, people should request:

  • How many books they would like to borrow (maximum 5)
  • Type of book (adult or junior)
  • Genre of book – non-fiction, murder mystery, family saga, science fiction etc

Books can also be picked up at a number stops from the Council’s Mobile Libraries and the Housebound Service has resumed.

The Council’s libraries closed on March 17, in accordance with guidance from both the UK and Scottish Governments due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Preparations are underway to offer library access at a later point with full physical distancing and other hygiene measures in place.

Services including browsing, computer access, printing, scanning are currently unavailable.

A welcome step forward

Convener of Stirling Council’s Community Planning and Regeneration Committee, Cllr Chris Kane said: “While our much-loved libraries aren’t fully open yet, the introduction of the ‘select and collect’ book borrowing service is a welcome step forward.

“We want to roll out access to more of our popular library services as soon as possible, but safety will remain the top priority which is why we are restarting services in a phased approach that continues to comply with national guidance.”

All returned books are placed in quarantine for 72 hours so there will be a delay in discharging books from readers’ accounts.

Books can only be returned if readers have an appointment to pick up books. All books that have been out on loan have been renewed and will not accrue fines.

The Council’s e-book and other digital lending services are still available, having proved hugely popular in the months of lockdown.

Step-by-step approach

Vice Convener, Cllr Maureen Bennison said: “The huge rise in use of our libraries’ e-services has been a welcome boost in these challenging times and I’m delighted people can now also get their hands on physical books via the ‘select and collect’ system.

“Our libraries are important community hubs but given the current situation we must proceed with a cautious step-by-step approach before we can fully open their doors to the public and restart our wide range of services.”

Staff will do their best to provide digital copies of records requested or transcripts and summaries of information when it is not possible to make copies.

Library opening times for 'select and collect' service

Contact libraries on the dates below to use the ‘select and collect’ service – library staff will advise when you can come and collect your books. 

 

Balfron – 01360 440407/ balfronlibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Select and Collect

Mondays 9th 16th 23rd 30th November 10-1, 2-5pm

Thursdays 12th 19th 26th November 2-6pm

Fridays 6th 13th 20th 27th November 10-2pm

Saturdays 7th 14th 21st 28th November 10-12pm

 

Bannockburn – 01786 812286/ bannockburnlibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Select and Collect

Tuesdays 10th 17th 24th November 10-2pm

Wednesdays 11th 18th 25th November 10-2pm

Thursdays 12th 19th  26th November 1-6pm

Fridays 6th 13th  20th 27th November 10-4pm

Saturdays 7th 14th 21st 28th November 9.30-12.30pm

 

Bridge of Allan – 01786 833680/ bridgeofallanlibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Select and Collect

Mondays 9th 16th 23rd November 10-2pm

Tuesday 10th 17th 24th November 10-2pm

Thursday 12th 19th, 26th November 2-6pm

Fridays 6th 13th 20th 27th November 10-2pm

Saturdays 7th 14th 21st 28th November 10-12pm

 

Callander – 01877 331544/ callanderlibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Select and Collect

Tuesdays 10th 17th 24th November 10.00-2.00pm

Thursdays 12th 19th 26th November 2-6pm

Fridays 6th 13th 20th 27th November 10-2pm

 

Cambusbarron – 01786 473873/ cambusbarronlibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Select and Collect

Tuesdays 10th 17th 24th November 10-2pm

Wednesdays 11th 18th 25th November 10-2pm

Thursdays 12th 19th 26th November 2-6pm

Saturdays 7th 14th 21st 27th November 10-12pm

 

Central – 017876 237760/ centrallibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Open for Browsing and Select and Collect

Wednesdays 11th 18th 25th November 10-2pm

Thursdays 12th 19th 26th November 2-6pm

Fridays 6th 13th 20th 27th November 10-2pm

Saturdays 7th 14th 21th 28th November 10-2pm

 

Cowie – 01786 816269/ cowielibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Select and Collect

Mondays 9th 16th 23rd November 2-6pm

Tuesdays 10th 17th 24th November 10-1, 2-5pm

Thursdays 12th 19th 26th November 2-5pm

 


Doune – 01786 841732/ dounelibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Select and Collect

Mondays 9th 16th 23rd 30th November 9-1pm

Wednesdays 11th 18th 25th November 2-6pm

Thursdays 12th 19th 26th November 9-1pm

Saturdays 7th 14st 21st 28th November 10-12pm

 

Drymen – 01360 660751/ drymenlibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Select and Collect

Mondays 9th 16th 23rd 30th November 10-2pm

Thursdays 12th 19th 26th November 2-6pm

Fridays 6th 13th 20th 27th November 10-2pm

Saturdays 7th 14th 21st 28th November 10-12pm

 

Dunblane – 01786 823125/ dunblanelibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Select and Collect

Mondays 9th ,November

Tuesday 10th November

Open for Browsing and Select and Collect

Monday 16th 23rd, November 10-2pm

Tuesday 17th 24th November 10-2pm

Thursday 12th, 19th, 26th November 2-6pm

Fridays 6th 13th 20th 27th November 10-2pm

Saturdays 7th 14th, 21st, 28th November 9.30 – 12.30pm

 

Fallin – 01786 812942/ fallinlibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Select and Collect

Mondays 9th 16th 23rd November 10-12, 2-6pm

Tuesdays 10th 17th 24th November 10-1, 2-5pm

Wednesdays 11th 18th 25th November 10-2pm

 

Killin – 01567 820571/ killinlibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Select and Collect

Mondays 9th 16th 23rd 30th November 10-2pm

Tuesdays 10th 17th 24th November 3-7pm

Wednesdays 11th 18th 25th November 2-5pm

Fridays 6th 13th 20th 27th November 10-2pm

 

Plean – 01786 816319/ pleanlibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Select and Collect

Mondays 9th 16th 23rd November 12-5pm

Tuesdays 10th 17th 24th November 10-1, 2-5pm

Thursdays 12th 19th 26th November 10-2pm

 

 

St Ninians – 01786 472069/ stninianslibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Select and Collect

Tuesdays 10th 17th 24th November 2-6pm

Wednesdays 11th 18th 25th November 10-2pm

Thursdays 12th 19th 26th November, 10-2pm

Fridays 6th 13th  20th 27th November 10-2pm

Saturdays  7th 14th 21st 28th November 9.30-12.30pm

 

Strathblane – 01360 770737/ strathblanelibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Select and Collect

Mondays 9th 16th 23rd 30th November 10-1, 2-4.30pm

Thursdays 12th 19th 26th November 2-7pm

Fridays 6th 13th 20th 27th November 10-2pm

Saturdays 7th 14th 21st 28th November 10-12pm

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