A new click and collect library service is being introduced in Cardiff next week.
From Monday, June 8, library users will be able to order a selection of books to collect from one of the four core hubs that have remained open throughout the lockdown period, as the Council embarks on a phased reopening of services from the city’s hubs.
Phase 1 of the recovery will allow customers to pre-order titles either via Cardiff Libraries online catalogue or by calling a new library phone line where they will be offered a selection of five books based on their interests and preferred genres.
Staff on the library line will then arrange an allocated time slot when the books can be collected, from one of the four hubs - Central Library Hub, Ely & Caerau Hub, St Mellons Hub and The Powerhouse, Llandedeyrn. Loans will be for the usual three week period and will need to be returned to the same hub as they were collected from, by appointment.
The new library phone line is 029 2087 1071. Customers should select option 2. The library catalogue is available here https://wales.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/card_en where residents can also become new members of the library service or reset their PIN.
Books ordered can be delivered to people’s homes in Cardiff if they are unable to visit hubs as they are shielding or self isolating. Staff will call or email customers to advise on delivery slots available.