Book return service to resume at town’s library

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With 14,000 library books out on loan, LiveArgyll is delighted that phase one of its phased return to service will begin on Monday, August 24.

This will be a book return service only, until LiveArgyll enters phase two of its routemap on September 14, at which point a a ‘click and collect’ service will be offered.

Campbeltown and Lochgilphead libraries will be open from 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 4pm on Mondays, and from 9.30am to 1pm on Fridays, while Tarbert Library will be open from 9.30am to 1pm on Thursdays.

When arriving at your nearest library you may be required to queue and LiveArgyll staff are politely asking that you adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Once at the library foyer or entrance, only one family or household member should enter to return the library books. You will then be asked to place the books in the trolley/box provided for book returns.

A spokesperson said: ‘Please note that your books will be placed into a 72-hour quarantine and may not appear returned on your ticket for several days after quarantine.

‘We currently have 14,000 books out on loan to library members so if possible, we would ask that you return your books prior to September 14. This will allow us time to process returned books and offer an even better click and collect service once we move to phase two.

‘Thank you to all our library members for your continued support throughout these uncertain times. We are looking forward to seeing all of you once we are able to fully open again ensuring the safety of our staff and members of our library family.’

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