Libraries to introduce Click and Collect service

Wednesday June 3rd, 2020

Many of Wales’ local authorities are now embarking on the first phase of resuming library services – with a Click and Collect service.library

All the library services of local authorities have continued to offer resources throughout the crisis, such as e-books and e-magazines through the Digital Library. Welsh Government provided £250,000 towards digital library resources which enabled public libraries to provide additional resources during the crisis and has led to Libraries seeing a dramatic increase in the number of individuals accessing digital resources.

Since libraries closed as a result of lockdown, statistics provided by Bolinda, one of the main providers of e-resources, show a 110% increase in total loans compared to the same period in 2019.

Additional funding has also been provided to libraries from Welsh Government’s £1 million Cultural Resilience Fund to help with adapting facilities to accommodate a click and collect service.

During the next few weeks, Click and Collect services will be delivered by library services across Wales. Please check with your Local Authority on which services are available in your area.

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