Mobile Library Service Resuming for Claverham from 6th July

Published: 01 July 2020

The mobile library in North Somerset will be offering a limited non-contact “Click and collect” service from Monday 6 July.

· Residents are invited to place orders in advance of collection by contacting the mobile library by email or phone, indicating their reading tastes and preferences. They will not be able to reserve specific titles in the first instance.

· Staff select up 6 items for the customer.

· Customers collect items at a pre-arranged time from the mobile library stop. They will not be able to enter the vehicle.

Library staff will be following strict safety guidelines including regular hand-washing and 2m distancing. Full risk assessments have been carried out, involving staff and health and safety colleagues. Returned library books will be quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours, in accordance with PHE guidelines. There will be no face-to-face contact with customers and customers will not enter the library vehicle.

Books are available in Large Print format and on CD as well as regular format. Parents can order and collect books for their children. Customers can ask a friend or family member to collect for them.

Arrangements are dependent on the success of maintaining social distancing and safe practices and the progress with the country’s journey through the lockdown-easement measures. Should the Government revise the measures and reintroduce more stringent lockdown controls this service may be suspended.

North Somerset libraries will continue to offer their popular digital services including free eBooks, eAudiobooks, newspapers, magazines and comics. Libraries are helping people to stay connected through social media, with online Rhymetime sessions, book chat, culture links, local history photos, a weekly craft project and other resources to support mental health.

For more details about library click and collect see www.n-somerset.gov.uk/librarycollect

To place an order phone 01275 888864 or email mobile.library@n-somerset.gov.uk