As libraries move to the next stage of re-opening they are increasing the number of days and times available to Select and Collect from the library.
Select and Collect

While there is no access to libraries, people are able to borrow books through the Select and Collect service.

With this latest timetable, which runs until September 20th, each library is open until 6pm one evening per week, and those that normally open on a Saturday will also be available for Select and Collect then. 

The libraries will also be able to offer a new service where people can choose up one or two children’s DVDs free of charge with their Select and Collect request. 

Residents can contact individual libraries via phone or email to choose their books/DVDs and arrange a time to collect them.

Each library has times when staff can take calls and arrange times for collection.

Backlogs and other challenges from the ongoing pandemic means libraries may not be able to accommodate requests for specific titles at this time.

When contacting a library, people should request:

  • How many books they would like to borrow (maximum 5)
  • Type of book (adult or junior)
  • Genre of book – non-fiction, murder mystery, family saga, science fiction etc

From Wednesday, 22 July, books can also be picked up at a number stops from the Council’s Mobile Libraries and the Housebound Service will resume.

The Council’s libraries closed on March 17, in accordance with guidance from the both the UK and Scottish Governments due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Preparations are underway to offer library access at a later point with full physical distancing and other hygiene measures in place.

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

A welcome step forward

Convener of Stirling Council’s Community Planning and Regeneration Committee, Cllr Chris Kane said: “While our much-loved libraries aren’t fully open yet, the introduction of the ‘select and collect’ book borrowing service is a welcome step forward.

“We want to roll out access to more of our popular library services as soon as possible, but safety will remain the top priority which is why we are restarting services in a phased approach that continues to comply with national guidance.”

All returned books are placed in quarantine for 72 hours so there will be a delay in discharging books from readers’ accounts.

Books can only be returned if readers have an appointment to pick up books. All books that have been out on loan have been renewed and will not accrue fines.

The Council’s e-book and other digital lending services are still available, having proved hugely popular in the months of lockdown.

Step-by-step approach

Vice Convener, Cllr Maureen Bennison said: “The huge rise in use of our libraries’ e-services has been a welcome boost in these challenging times and I’m delighted people can now also get their hands on physical books via the ‘select and collect’ system.

“Our libraries are important community hubs but given the current situation we must proceed with a cautious step-by-step approach before we can fully open their doors to the public and restart our wide range of services.”

The Council’s Archives Service* is now providing a remote access service and enquiries can be made by post, email and phone call (Monday to Thursday, 10am-12pm and 1-4pm).

Staff will do their best to provide digital copies of records requested or transcripts and summaries of information when it is not possible to make copies.

Library opening times for 'select and collect' service

Contact libraries on the dates below to use the ‘select and collect’ service – library staff will advise when you can come and collect your books. 

Balfron – 01360 440407/balfronlibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Monday 21, 28 September, and 5, 12, 19 October (10-1, 2-5pm)

Thursday 24 September, and 1, 8, 15, 22 October (2-6pm)

Friday 25 September, and 2, 9, 16 and 23 October (10-2pm)

Saturday 26 September, and 3, 10 October (10-12pm)

 

Bannockburn – 01786 812286/bannockburnlibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Tuesday 22, 29 September, and 6, 13, 20 October (10-2pm)

Wednesday 23, 30 September, and 7, 14, 21 October (10-2pm)

Thursday 24 September, and 1, 8, 15, 22 October (1-6pm)

Friday 25 September, and 2, 9, 16 and 23 October (10-4pm)

Saturday 26 September, and 3, 10 October (9.30-12.30pm)

 

Bridge of Allan – 01786 833680/bridgeofallanlibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Monday 21, 28 September, and 5, 12, 19 October (10-2pm)

Tuesday 22 September, and 6, 20 October (2-6pm)

Tuesday 29 September, and 13 October (10-2pm)

Thursday 24 September, and 8, 22 October (10-2pm)

Thursday 1 and 15 October (2-6pm)

Friday 25 September, and 2, 9, 16 and 23 October (10-2pm)

Saturday 26 September, and 3 and 10 October (10-12pm)

 

Callander – 01877 331544/callanderlibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Tuesday 22, 29 September, and 6, 13, 20 October (10-2pm)

Thursday 24 September, and 1, 8, 15, 22 October (2-6pm)

Friday 25 September, and 2, 9, 16 and 23 October (10-2pm)

Saturday 26 September, and 3, 10 October (10-12pm)

 

Cambusbarron – 01786 473873/cambusbarronlibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Tuesday 22, 29 September, and 6, 13, 20 October (10-2pm)

Wednesday 23, 30 September, and 7, 14, 21 October (10-2pm)

Thursday 24 September, and 1, 8, 15, 22 October (2-6pm)

Saturday 26 September, and 3, 10 October (10-12pm)

 

Central – 017876 237760/centrallibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Tuesday 22, 29 September, and 6, 13, 20 October (9.30-12.30pm)

Wednesday 23, 30 September, and 7, 14, 21 October 9.30-12.30, (1.30-4.30pm)

Thursday 24 September, and 1, 8, 15, 22 October (10-1, 2-6pm)

Friday 25 September, and 2, 9, 16 and 23 October (9.30-12.30, 1.30-4.30pm)

Saturday 26 September, and 3, 10 October (9.30-12.30pm)

 

Cowie – 01786 816269/cowielibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Monday 21, 28 September, and 5, 12, 19 October (2-6pm)

Tuesday 22, 29 September, and 6, 13, 20 October (10-1, 2-5pm)

Thursday 24 September, and 1, 8, 15, 22 October (2-5pm)


Doune – 01786 841732/dounelibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Monday 21, 28 September, and 5, 12, 19 October (9-1pm)

Wednesday 23, 30 September, and 7, 14, 21 October (2-6pm)

Thursday 24 September, and 1, 8, 15, 22 October (9-1pm)

Saturday 26 September, and 3, 10 October (10-12pm)

 

Drymen – 01360 660751/drymenlibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Monday 21, 28 September, and 5, 12, 19 October (10-2pm)

Thursday 24 September, and 1, 8, 15, 22 October (2-6pm)

Friday 25 September, and 2, 9, 16 and 23 October (10-2pm)

Saturday 26 September, and 3, 10 October (10-12pm)

 

Dunblane – 01786 823125/dunblanelibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Monday 21, 28 September, and 5, 12, 19 October (10-2pm)

Tuesday 29 September, and 13 October (10-2pm)

Tuesday 22 September, 6 and 20 October (2-6pm)

Thursday 1 and 15 October (2-6pm)

Thursday 24 September, and 8 and 22 October (10-2pm)

Friday 25 September, and 2, 9, 16 and 23 October (10-2pm)

Saturday 26 September, and 3 and 10 October (10-12pm)

 

Fallin – 01786 812942/fallinlibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Monday 21, 28 September, and 5, 12, 19 October 10-12 (2-6pm)

Tuesday 22, 29 September, and 6, 13, 20 October 10-12 (2-5pm)

Wednesday 23, 30 September, and 7, 14, 21 October (10-2pm)

 

Killin – 01567 820571/killinlibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Monday 21, 28 September, and 5, 12, 19 October (10-2pm)

Tuesday 22, 29 September, and 6, 13, 20 October (3-7pm)

Wednesday 23, 30 September ,and 7, 14, 21 October (2-5pm)

Friday 25 September, and 2, 9, 16 and 23 October (10-2pm)

 

Plean – 01786 816319/pleanlibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Monday 21, 28 September, and 5, 12, 19 October (12-5pm)

Tuesday 22, 29 September, and 6, 13, 20 October (10-1, 2-5pm)

Thursday 24 September, and 1, 8, 15, 22 October (10-2pm)

 

St Ninians– 01786 472069/stninianslibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Tuesday 22, 29 September, and 6, 13, 20 October (2-6pm)

Wednesday 23, 30 September, and 7, 14, 21 October (10-2pm)

Thursday 24 September, and 1, 8, 15, 22 October (10-2pm)

Friday 25 September, and 2, 9, 16 and 23 October (10-2pm)

Saturday 26 September, and 3, 10 October (9.30-12.30pm)

 

Strathblane - 01360 770737/strathblanelibrary@stirling.gov.uk

Monday 21, 28 September, and 5, 12, 19 October (10-1, 2-4.30pm)

Thursday 24 September, and 1, 8, 15, 22 October (2-7pm)

Friday 25 September, and 2, 9, 16 and 23 October (10-2pm)

Saturday 26 September, and 3, 10 October (10-12pm)

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*All research charges for the Archives Service are suspended until a normal service can be provided again. Charges may be made for large numbers of copies where these are requested