'Grab and Go' opens the doors for more Solihull libraries - The Solihull Observer

'Grab and Go' opens the doors for more Solihull libraries

Solihull Editorial 18th Oct, 2020   0

TWO more Solihull libraries will reopen from tomorrow, October 19 after the success of the ‘Grab and Go’ and ‘Click and Collect’ services.

They include Meriden Library and Dickens Heath Library. Meriden will offer a ‘Click and Collect’ service allowing customers to place an order online via the council’s website available from Monday at solihull.gov.uk/Resident/Libraries/Click-and-Collect 

Books will be available for collection at 10am – 12 noon on Wednesdays from Wednesday October 28. Anyone unable to use the online form can place an order by telephoning 0121 704 8001.

Dickens Heath Library will be open every Thursday from 10am to 1pm starting from Thursday October 22 for a ‘Grab and Go’ service. This means that customers can browse stock for up to 30 minutes but as there is limited space for social distancing there are not any areas for reading. Customers can also use the PCs for up to 45 minutes but booking in advance is advisable by calling on 0121 744 6078.

The ‘Grab and Go’ service is also operating at: The Core Library, Balsall Common, Castle Bromwich (currently shut because of staff shortages but due to reopen at 10am on Saturday October 24), Chelmsley Wood, Hobs Moat and Knowle.

Shirley Library is operating a ’Click and Collect’ service as outlined for Meriden Library. Olton Library is currently closed for refurbishment. This was scheduled to finish at the end of October but has been delayed because of Covid-19 and is now scheduled to finish at the end of November. The three remaining community libraries are too small to enable current social distancing measures.

For further information visit: www.solihull.gov.uk/Resident/Libraries/Libraries-COVID-19


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