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In light of latest government guidance, and more specifically to assist library users to comply with the stay at home rules, it has been decided to temporarily suspend the libraries’ ‘Connect & Collect’ service from Monday 11 January. We will, however, continue with our existing ‘Books on Wheels’ service as well as the additional support we have been providing for people aged over 75, who are shielding or who are otherwise in need of this service. Our delivery schedules will remain as they were, and we will continue to operate Covid-safe practices when choosing, packing and delivering items to customers’ homes.
Library members wishing to receive regular deliveries of books and other resources using Books on Wheels should telephone their local branch or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for the service
The Watt Institution (McLean Museum) will close to the public at 2pm on Friday 24 December 2020 and will not re-open to the public until further notice. However there will be a virtual enquiry service available from 10am on Wednesday 6 January 2021- please email wattinstitution@Inverclyde.gov.uk
Greenock Central and Gourock Libraries are open Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm for ‘Connect and Collect’ – books ordered online or over the phone for collection in-person.
PORT GLASGOW LIBRARY
Please note that due to internal building works on the ground floor of the building, Port Glasgow Library will close from Thursday 24th December 2020 for a period of approximately 16 weeks.A temporary Pop-Up service will operate from 7½ John Wood Street, Port Glasgow When they are allowed to open. This will be open each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-2pm.It will be staffed by Inverclyde Libraries’ staff, and customers will be able to return items, pick up Connect & Collect deliveries.
Inverkip & Wemyss Bay library is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm to 4pm for `Connect and Collect` – books ordered online or over the phone for collection in-person.
Kilmacolm Library is open on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 10am-2pm for 'Connect and Collect' - books ordered online or over the phone for collection in-person.
From Tuesday 10th November South West library is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm to 4pm for `Connect and Collect` – books ordered online or over the phone for collection in-person.
Browsing is not currently permitted in any Inverclyde Library.
You can continue to explore the wealth of e-resources we have available for research, learning, entertainment through Borrowbox , our library webpages and social media channels.
Please note that all fines accrued from Tuesday 17th March 2020 have been removed and no further fines will accrue on overdue items. All items currently on loan will automatically have the return date extended until libraries re-open.
Inverclyde Libraries’ eBooks and eAudio books from Borrowbox can be accessed at the Library Online link on this page
Keeping everyone safe
Perspex screens have been installed for the safety of our visitors and staff and we have hand sanitiser stations in each building. Please wear masks if possible and keep to the two-metre social-distancing guidelines whilst using our facilties.
Safety videos are available on the Inverclyde Libraries social media channels to demonstrate the changes and new safety measures before people visit.
Test and Protect
For the health and safety of our visitors and staff in Inverclyde libraries and Watt institution, we are recording the name and contact details of everyone who enters.
This information will be used to enable NHS Scotland and statutory partners to contact you should you have been in the premises around the same time as someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
Contacting people who might have been exposed to the virus is an important step in stopping the spread.
An example information poster and our relevant privacy notice regarding Test and Protect can be found in related documents linked on this page.
Further local updates and health advice can be accessed at https://www.inverclyde.gov.uk/coronavirus.
Enquiries can be directed to: Library.Central@inverclyde.gov.uk or via Facebook Messenger.