Connect & Collect Service

Connect and Collect has ended for most libraries as they will be open for Limited Browsing from Wednesday 5th August. However, the collection service is still available at Methil and Leven Libraries for the moment.

Fill out either the ADULT LIBRARY form or the JUNIOR LIBRARY form, giving us as much information as possible, for each person asking for books.

Alternatively you can phone a library and talk through what you would like with a member of staff. We will then put together a collection of up to 10 books for you to collect from the library door. See the library opening hours and phone numbers HERE.

To ensure we can meet demand, loans will be limited to a maximum of 10 books. 

 You’ll be contacted to let you know when your books are ready to collect, and a time slot agreed to visit the library. Please be aware that time slots will be limited, and you might have to queue. You can bring back books you already have out when you collect your bag of new books to take home and enjoy. 

 We are delighted that right from the outset we will be able to re-open 24 libraries with a limited service, which represents three-quarters of our branches. The branches and their contact numbers are listed in the table below.

Click HERE to complete the Adult library form

Click HERE to complete the Junior library form

Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions

Not a library member? Sign up online today to start using our Connect & Collect service!

Watch the video below where Niamh helps explain the process.

 

LIBRARY PHONE NUMBERS & OPENING HOURS

  Phone Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Buckhaven 01592 583202 10.00-13.00 Closed Closed 14.00- 18.00 Closed 10.00- 12.00 Closed
Burntisland 01592 583203 Closed Closed 10.00- 12.30  and 13.30- 16.00 10.00- 12.30 and  13.30- 18.00 10.00- 12.30  and 13.30- 16.00 10.00- 13.00 Closed
Cadham 01592 583379 10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00 13.00- 18.00 Closed Closed 10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00 10.00- 13.00 Closed
Cardenden 01592 583602 10.00- 12.00 Closed Closed 14.00- 18.00 Closed 10.00- 12.00 Closed
Cowdenbeath 01383 602363 10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00 10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00 Closed 11.00- 12.30  and 13.30- 18.00 Closed 10.00- 13.00 Closed
Cupar 01334 659367 Closed 10.00- 12.30 and 13:30- 16:00 10.00- 12.30 and 13:30- 16:00 10.00- 12.30 and 13:30- 18:00 Closed 10.00- 12.30 and 13:30- 15:00 Closed
Dalgety Bay 01383 602364 Closed 10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00 Closed 11.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 18.00 10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00 10.00- 13.00 Closed
Duloch 01383 602208 13.00- 16.00 Closed 9.00 - 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00 9.00 - 12.30 and 13.30- 18.00 Closed 10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 15.00 12.00-15.00
DCLG 01383 602365 10.00- 16.00 Closed 10.00- 16.00 10.00- 18.00 10.00- 16.00 10.00- 15.00 12.00- 15.00
Kennoway 01334 659372 Closed Closed 10.00-12.00 14.00-18.00 Closed 10.00-12.00 Closed
Kirkcaldy Galleries 01592 583206 Closed 10.00- 16.00 10.00- 16.00 10.00- 18.00 10.00- 16.00 10.00- 15.00 12.00- 15.00
Ladybank 01334 659460 Closed 14.00- 18.00 Closed 10.00-12.00 Closed 10.00- 12.00 Closed
Leslie 01592 583601 10.00- 14.00 Closed Closed 14.00-18.00 Closed 10.00- 12.00 Closed
Lochgelly, Jennie Lee 01592 583381 10.00-16.00 Closed 10.00-16.00 11.00-18.00 10.00-16.00 10.00-13.00 Closed
Methil 01334 659374 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 Closed Closed
Newburgh 01334 659375 10.00- 12.30 Closed Closed 13.30-18.00 Closed Closed Closed
Newport 01334 659376 13.00-16.00 10.00-13.00 Closed 13.00- 18.00 Closed 10.00-12.00 Closed
Oakley 01383 602369 09.00- 11.00 Closed Closed 14.00- 18.00 Closed 10.00- 12.00 Closed
Rosyth 01383 602370 10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00 Closed 10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00 10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 18.00 Closed 10.00- 13.00 Closed
Rothes Halls 01592 583387 Closed 9.30 - 16.00 9.30 - 16.00 9.30 - 18.00 9.30 - 16.00 9.30 - 16.00 Closed
St. Andrews 01334 659378 10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00 Closed Closed 10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 18.00 09.30- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00 10.00- 12.30  and 13.30- 15.00 Closed
St. Monans 01333 730208 Closed Closed 10.00-12.00 14.00- 18.00 Closed 10.00- 12.00 Closed
Tayport 01334 659379 Closed Closed 14.00-18.00 Closed 10.00-12.00 10.00-12.00 Closed
Templehall 01592 583210 10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00 10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00 Closed 10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 18.00 Closed 10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 15.00 Closed

 

How does Connect & Collect work? 

You tell us what kind of books you like to read – for example, contemporary crime fiction or historical romance – and our  library teams will put together a collection of up to 10 books then give you a call and arrange for you to collect your bag of books at the library door.  

How do I go about using Connect & Collect? 

Fill in the forms using the links above or alternatively you can call the library to tell us what kind of books you’d like in your collection. We will then give you a call to arrange a time slot when you can collect your books from the library door. 

Can I return books? 

Yes. Please bring them along in a bag that you don’t need returned when you come to collect your books. 

Can I return books even if I don't want to collect new ones?

Unless you are booked for Connect and Collect, if you can, we would prefer that you hold onto your books until we are open for browsing.  If that's a problem phone your local library to arrange a time to drop them off.

Is it safe?

 Yes. All our protective measures are fully in line with the latest Scottish Government and public health advice. All books returned are quarantined for 72 hours before being processed by staff, but there will be some handling in making up your collection so your are advised to leave the books for 72 hours before reading them and you can also wipe down plastic covers with anti-bacterial wipes.   

What can I expect when I go to collect my books? 

When you arrive at your pre-arranged allotted time slot you will be met at the door, where physical distancing will be maintained. You will be asked for your name and postcode. Please bring your library membership card if you have one. If you have joined the library during lockdown, please bring both proof of address and photo ID. We are trying to avoid queues but please be aware that you may have to queue. 

When you’re returning books, there will be a box at the door so that you can put the books directly into it. 

What branches are operating Connect & Collect?

 The branches are Buckhaven, Burntisland, Cadham, Cardenden, Cowdenbeath, Cupar, Dalgety Bay, Duloch, Dunfermline Carnegie, Kennoway, Kirkcaldy Galleries, Ladybank, Leslie, Lochgelly – Jennie Lee Library, Methil, Newport, Oakley, Rosyth, Rothes Halls, Tayport, Templehall, St Andrews and St Monans. 

Why isn’t my branch open? 

Not all our buildings are suitable to make fully compliant with Scottish Government and public health guidance protective measures at this time and we are also working with a reduced level of staffing. However, we are regularly reviewing the situation and will keep you updated through our website and social media. 

Can I use another branch for Connect & Collect? 

Yes. We’ve tried to ensure that even if your local branch is not operating, there is another branch within reasonable travelling distance. 

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