The first phase of reopening libraries will see a selection of branches across the city opening on Tuesday 6 October.
The six branches are:
McDonald Road Library
Initially at least, services will be restricted. As you might expect, numbers within buildings will be limited and social distancing measures will be in place. Face coverings are mandatory in Libraries.
From Tuesday 6 October you can:
return your books
pick up Hey Girls sanitary products
You will have to book a slot to:
browse and borrow books
use a public computer
apply for a National Entitlement Card (bus pass)
collect hearing aid batteries
For more information visit the Libraries Reopening page.
You can make your booking online here.
Or by phoning one of the six branches above.
We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back.
Edinburgh Libraries are supporting NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. To stop the spread of Coronavirus we’ll record your name, contact telephone number, date of your visit, time of arrival and departure. We have a lawful basis to process your information. Contacting people who might have been exposed to coronavirus is an important step in stopping the spread. Your information will be held securely, controlled by City of Edinburgh Libraries and will be destroyed after 21 days. Your information will only be used if requested by NHS Scotland or statutory partners. You have the right to have your data erased or corrected. Full Collection of Data Privacy Notice.
Please why is it we can browse but cannot order a book and collect it, in and out no handling?
Thanks for getting in touch, Margaret.
Libraries are currently looking at how we can re-introduce a reservation service, any updates will be available on https://yourlibrary.edinburgh.gov.uk/web/arena/library-reopening
We will also let members know of any changes on social media.