new look nantwich library

Cheshire East Council is launching a new order and collect service today to encourage people to continue using library services in Nantwich and other towns during lockdown.

Library bosses hope the service will help residents continue to access books at the authority’s 15, including Beam Street in Nantwich.

The new Covid-safe order and collect service offers help to those who prefer a physical book to maintain their positive mental health and wellbeing.

To use the order and collect service, simply:

● call or email your local library and say which subject they are interested in
● provide a library card number and contact details
● give a brief description of the books, providing authors and genres if they know them
● arrange a suitable collection time with the librarian

Residents can ask for eight titles for each request and can use the service as many times as they want.

The order and collect service is available for adults and children’s books.

Collections can also be made on behalf of residents, who may be less comfortable leaving their homes or who may be self-isolating.

Cllr Mick Warren, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for communities, said: “We are all adapting to different ways of living our lives during lockdown, so it’s a really positive thing to be able to adapt our services accordingly in order that our residents don’t miss out.

“I quite like the idea of our experienced librarians using their judgement to surprise our residents with choices.

“It’s a little bit like if you make a purchase on Amazon and it says, ‘if you liked this then you might also like these similar titles’.

“The new order and collect service enables residents to connect with their local library in a Covid-safe and secure way and this, of course, is the most important aspect of what we are doing in launching this new service.”

The well-used online services will be continuing during lockdown.

E-books, e-audio and e-magazines are still there for everyone at https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/libraries/libraries.aspx

2 Comments

  1. David Plant says:

    What a great idea. I’ll start getting my list together.

  2. David Tidd says:

    I would be very interested in this scheme

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