Waterford Libraries planning “Contact and Collect” Service

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Waterford Libraries are planning a “Contact and Collect” Service from two libraries from the beginning of Phase 2 of the roadmap for easing restrictions, planned for June 8th.

Central Library and Dungarvan Library are set to trial this new service, whereby library members will be able to phone or email Waterford Libraries and ask for books and library materials to be selected for them and book an appointment time to collect their items.


The health and safety of library customers and staff is at the forefront of all decisions regarding the gradual re-opening of library services. The library management team are working with national guidelines in relation to social distancing and sanitation to provide safe library services.


It is planned that the “Contact and Collect” service will be provided from June 8th in Central Library, Lady Lane and in Dungarvan Library. The service will be rolled out to a number of the other Waterford City and County Council Libraries over the coming weeks and it is hoped to add to the service as the national restrictions are lifted. Information will be available on how the service works on the library website www.waterfordlibraries.ie/contact-and-collect, through library social media and local media from June 8th.


Waterford Libraries will continue their expansive collection of online library services such as BorrowBox (online books) & PressReader (online newspapers) and will roll out a series of workshops for children and young people as part of Cruinniú na ná nÓg, Ireland’s festival of creativity for youth in June on the library website at www.waterfordlibraries.ie/creative-waterford

Remember, you can join your library online and avail of a huge range of free online materials and activities. Email library@waterfordcouncil.ie further details.

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