Stirling libraries are once again offering hearing aid batteries, food waste caddy liners and dog waste bags for collection as part of the next stage of their re-opening.
Dogs in our libraries

These popular collection services were recently added to the library ‘Select and Collect’ service to allow greater access to services as part of extended opening hour arrangements.  

While there is still no access to libraries, residents can now make an appointment to collect any of these items (books, liners or hearing aid batteries) during an available slot at each library every week.

Residents wanting to collect items should contact individual libraries via phone or email to choose their item and book a time to collect them.

New collection services

When contacting a library, people can ask for the following bags/batteries they wish to collect:

  • Batteries - 2 packets of batteries per hearing aid
  • Food caddy liners - 1 roll  (max 6 per year)
  • Dog bags – 1 packet.

Services including browsing, computer access, printing, scanning are currently unavailable.

Important community hubs

Convener of the Community Planning and Regeneration Committee, Councillor Chris Kane, said: “Our much loved libraries offer more than just books, they are important community hubs that provide vital resources for so many of our residents.

“When our libraries first began to re-start their services, we focused on our Select and Collect lending service to help meet the overwhelming demand for books that had built up during the lockdown period. 

“Now that we have begun to meet this demand, we have extended the hours that our libraries are available so we can bring back the supply services for waste bags and hearing aid batteries which have always proved popular.”

Another welcome step forward

Vice Convener Councillor Maureen Bennison said: “This is another welcome step forward in the re-opening of our libraries as we begin to offer more and more services to our residents.

“Safety remains our top priority and it is essential that we maintain this cautious, step-by-step approach, complying with national guidance and helping protect our communities and library workers.”

Library opening times

Contact libraries on the dates and times below – library staff will advise when you can come and collect your items.  

Balfron – 01360 440407/
10, 13, 14 August (10am-2pm)

Bannockburn – 01786 812286/
12-14 August (10am-4pm)

Bridge of Allan – 01786 833680/
10, 11, 13, 14 August (10am-2pm)

Callander – 01877 331544/
11, 13, 14 August (10am-2pm)

Cambusbarron – 01786 473873/
11, 12, 13 August (10am-2pm)

Central – 017876 237760/
11 August (9.30am-12.30pm)
12-14 August (9.30am – 12.30pm), (1.30pm-4.30pm)

Cowie – 01786 816269/
10 13 August (1-5pm)
11 August (10am-1pm), (2pm-5pm)

Doune – 01786 841732/
10, 13 August (10am-2pm)
12 August (9am-1pm)

Drymen – 01360 660751/
10, 13, 14 August (10am-2pm)

Dunblane – 01786 823125/
10, 11, 13, 14 August (10am-2pm)

Fallin – 01786 812492/
10 August (10am-1pm) (2-5pm)
11 August (10am-12pm) (1pm-5pm)
12 August (10am-2pm)

Killin – 01567 820571/
10, 14 August (10am-2pm)
12 August (2pm-5pm)

Plean – 01786 816319/
10, 11 August (12pm-5pm)
13 August (10am-2pm)

St Ninians – 01786 472069/
11, 12, 13, 14 August (10am-2pm)

Strathblane – 01360 770737/
10, 14 August (10am-2pm)
13 August (2pm-5pm)