Dublin City Libraries will launch a new pilot ‘Call and Collect’
service from next Monday 8th June.
The first six libraries to offer the service are Cabra, Coolock, and
Raheny libraries on the city’s northside, and Rathmines, Dolphin’s
Barn, and Walkinstown libraries on the southside.
“Dublin City Libraries are working on a plan to get libraries open
again, in line with the government’s roadmap for re-opening Ireland,
said Mairéad Owens, Dublin City Librarian. “We are delighted to be
offering this new ‘Call and Collect’ service as part of the phased
re-opening of libraries across the city.”
Library users can check if a particular book is available on the shelf
in one of the 6 branches they want to collect from, and then contact
the branch by phone or email or ask-a-librarian to hold the book for
them. Library staff will then organise a date and time for the library
user to go to their preferred library for collection.
“Dublin City Libraries will continue to adhere to the government
guidance on opening our service in a way that will not compromise the
safety of public and staff, so we ask our patrons to bear with us as
we negotiate the level of service we can deliver to you over the next
few months,” said Mairéad Owens.
Dublin’s busiest library, The Central Library, remains closed for much
needed renovation and a date for it to re-open will be issued soon