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Library Services

We are absolutely delighted to advise that our libraries will be opening from week beginning 26th April. During this re-opening phase our libraries in Campbeltown, Dunoon, Helensburgh, Lochgilhead, Oban and Rothesay will be offering limited browsing along with our Click & Collect service. You will be able to access our Public Network computers at each of these libraries with 30 minutes time slots which can be booked by contacting the relevant library by phone, during opening hours. Please note that there will be 25 minutes allotted to computer screen time with 5 minutes allocated for cleaning at the end of each slot. Cleaning will be done by library staff.

Cardross, Tiree and Tarbert libraries will offer limited browsing during this phase.

Tobermory Library will be open from Saturday 29th May for limited browsing.

Islay Mobile Library is back on the road for week commencing 31st May following the temporary timetable.

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Kids Read for Summer!

We are inviting all Argyll and Bute primary school children to come along and read with us this summer.

More information at https://liveargyll.co.uk/kids-reading-summer-challenge-2021/

Will our libraries be different?

We will have a number of measures in place for you to safely enjoy your visit to our libraries and these exceed Scottish Government guidelines.

For further information and reassurance on our safety measures, please read below:

  • We will limit the numbers of customers in our libraries based on the size of the library to meet social distancing regulations
  • We will be using extra signage including clear floor markings and one way systems to ensure physical distancing at all times
  • Customers will be required to wear face coverings in line with Scottish Government guidelines
  • The Library Supervisor will ensure our customers and staff teams follow all protocols and procedures in the safest way possible
  • We have enhanced and increased our cleaning schedules and procedures to maintain a higher level of hygiene across all  libraries
  • We are cleaning throughout the day using anti  – viral disinfectant cleaner with enhanced cleaning taking place during planned periods of down time when no customers will be on site
  • There are hand sanatiser stations available at the library entrance for everyone to use before and during their visit
  • We have introduced protective screens at our library issue desks to protect both members and our staff
  • All books will be quarantined for 72 hours on their return
  • Staff will fully clean down public network computers between users

Opening hours

 

Helensburgh from 26th April Opening times Hours
Monday 9.30am – 1.30pm 4
Wednesday 2.00pm – 6.00pm 4
Friday 9.30am – 1.30pm 4
Saturday 9.30am – 12.30pm 3

 

Cardross from 27th April Opening times Hours
Tuesday 9.30am – 12.30pm 3
Thursday 12.30pm – 3.30pm 3

 

Lochgilphead from 26th April Opening times Hours
Monday 1.00pm – 4.00pm 3
Friday 10.00am –1.00pm 3

 

Oban from 27th April Opening times Hours
Tuesday 9.30am – 1.30pm 4
Wednesday 2.00pm – 6.00pm 4
Friday 9.30am – 1.30pm 4
Saturday 9.30am – 12.30pm 3

 

Tiree from 27th April Opening times Hours
Tuesday 9.30am – 12.30pm 3
Saturday 10.00am – 1.00pm 3

 

Tobermory from 29th May                                               Opening times                                                                         Hours
Saturday                                                                             10.00am – 4.00pm                                                               6

 

Dunoon from 27th April Opening times Hours
Tuesday 9.30am – 1.30pm 4
Wednesday 9.30am  – 1.30pm 4
Thursday

9.30am  – 1.30pm

3.30pm – 6.30pm

7

 

Rothesay from 27th April Opening times Hours
Tuesday 9.30am – 1.30pm 4
Wednesday 9.30am  – 1.30pm 4
Thursday

9.30am  – 1.30pm

3.30pm – 6.30pm

7

 

Campbeltown from 26th April Opening times Hours
Monday 9.00am – 1.00pm 4
Wednesday 9.00am – 1.00pm 4
Friday 9.00am – 1.00pm 4
Saturday 10.00am – 1.00pm 3

 

Tarbert from 27th April Opening times Hours
Tuesdays 3.00pm – 6.00pm 3
Thursdays 10.00am – 1.00pm 3

 

 

Islay Mobile from 4th May Opening times Hours
Tuesdays See route times 3
Wednesdays See route times 3

 

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