Contact and collect

Library services resume in Leitrim

Phase 2 of the re-opening

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Leitrim Library Service has commenced a ‘Contact and Collect’ service to the public under Phase 2 of the Roadmap to re-opening.

This is an interim measure until such time as full library services can resume in light of Covid-19 restrictions.
The service will operate from three libraries initially:

- Ballinamore Branch Library (071-9645566);
- Carrick-on-Shannon Branch Library (071-9620789);
- Manorhamilton Branch Library (071-9856180).

The ‘Contact and Collect ’ service offers a safe system for the lending of physical library material and will be available through email at leitrimlibrary@leitrimcoco.ie or by phoning one of the three libraries listed during the hours of 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-5pm Monday to Friday.

People can ask for a particular book and if it is not available locally all attempts will be made to source in from any library in the country. Once your book is reserved you can make an appointment to collect it from your nearest library.

Arrangements will be in place for items being returned to be placed in designated areas at each library where they will be quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours in accordance with Department of Health guidelines to prevent the possible spread of Covid-19.

In all situations, the health and safety of library users and staff will be paramount. Social distancing will be observed where library users access to interact with services requires face to face engagement with staff, and all health and safety protocols will be observed. Library members are encouraged to continue to use all online services.

You can still: join the library online; download e-Books and e-Audiobooks; read magazines and newspapers; take e-Learning or language courses and watch or listen to story-times and other online content.