The ‘We Select, You Collect’ service now enables customers to pre-order books and other items online or over the phone and pick them up from Central Library, Warstones Library, Wednesfield Library and Bilston Library. Items can be collected at a pre-arranged time between 10am and 3.30pm weekdays or 10am and 2pm on Saturdays.
Meanwhile, the Home Library Service, for vulnerable housebound residents run in partnership with Citizens Advice Wolverhampton, is also now back in operation.
Library members are advised that all books and other items currently out on loan have been automatically renewed until 30 September, so no fines will accrue before that time.
Library books can be dropped off at dedicated collection points at Central Library, Warstones Library, Wednesfield Library and Bilston Library or renewed online or over the phone.
Please note, the city’s 16 libraries remain closed to visitors at this time. Further plans for their reopening will be announced in due course.
Councillor Stephen Simkins, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "We are pleased that our We Select, You Collect service is enabling customers to borrow physical books and other items again.
“Our plans for a gradual reopening of Wolverhampton’s libraries are focused on ensuring the wellbeing of staff and customers. We hope to be able to increase the range of services available over the coming months and we thank customers for their patience during this time."
Library members are reminded they can still get hold of the latest collection of bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks for free via the BorrowBox library on any Apple iOS and Google Android phone, tablet or computer.
BorrowBox titles can be borrowed for free for a period of 3 weeks, at which point they can be renewed or will automatically be deleted from people’s devices, meaning customers won’t be fined for forgetting to return books on time. To sign up, visit Libraries.
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Anyone who tests positive for Covid-19 will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will be asked to share information about people that have been close contacts recently.
The latest information and guidance around coronavirus is available at GOV.UK and on the council’s own coronavirus pages at Coronavirus advice and information. There’s lots of advice on how people can protect themselves and their families from coronavirus from the NHS at Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The council’s Stay Safe, Be Kind campaign offers clear and simple advice about how people can help themselves, and how they can support others who may be particularly vulnerable at this time. For more information, please visit Stay Safe, Be Kind.