DALMUIR Library is offering residents a click-and-collect service to borrow books.

“Book to Borrow” launched on Monday and is operating 10am-4pm on weekdays only.

A maximum of five items can be requested remotely by telephone or online, and once available, a collection time will be arranged.

Residents can then safely collect their reserved items from tables which will be located within the main entrance.

All books will be quarantined for 72 hours after return before they are made available again, and items will no longer be transferred between branches until restrictions ease further.

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Councillor Ian Dickson, convener of corporate services, said: “We know how popular our library service is and we appreciate not all residents have been able to access our extensive online collection.

“We are keen to partially restart this service as we recognise the vital role our libraries play in the lives of our residents, especially those who are housebound or are shielding.

“At this time we are unable to offer other services from our branches but we will follow the guidance from the Scottish Government to ensure we are in a position to reopen when it is safe to do so.”

When collecting, a face covering must be worn. Visit west-dunbarton.gov.uk/libraries to view the online catalogue and access the request form. Or call Dalmuir Library on 0141 562 2425.