Select and Collect
You will be able to select (pre-order) books by phone, email or using the library online catalogue and the library staff will have your books ready to collect at a convenient time and date.
Up to five books can be ordered and if the library staff are unable to supply your first choice of titles, they will supply a substitute if you are happy for them to do so. Loans will be for the usual three weeks.
The collection point will be located in the entrance to the library, where a staff member will have your books in a paper bag ready for you to pick-up. Please note you will be required to wear a face covering when entering the library
All the books available to borrow are safe to handle as they will have been quarantined for 72 hours.
You can also return any books using the drop off point at the entrance to Huyton Library, Kirkby Library and Halewood library. Fines or charges have been suspended so don’t worry about them being late.
Select and Collect is also available for children’s books. Under 12s should have their books collected by an adult.
Ordering your books
You can choose one of three ways to order your Select and Collect books from Huyton, Kirkby and Halewood .
- Phone Huyton Library on 0151 443 3734, Kirkby Library on 0151 443 4289, Halewood Library on 0151 443 2086. Have your membership number to hand, and a member of staff will answer your call and take your requests
- Email Huyton Library; Kirkby Library or Halewood Library with your choice of titles, remembering to add your library membership number, and a member of staff will contact you to arrange a convenient collection date and time slot
- Via the online catalogue you can place a hold on your chosen books in the usual way by entering your membership and pin number. You will then be contacted to arrange a convenient collection date and time slot.
When you order online or by email please make sure your contact details are up to date so we can get back to you to arrange a convenient collection date and time slot. Please remember you will need to wear a face covering when collecting your books from inside the entrance of the library.
The library website and online catalogue are available to access online. You can use this site to borrow eBooks and eAudioBooks as normal.
If you are not already registered for this service, you can create an account by emailing your name, address and postcode to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The home delivery service offers a range of books, including audio books and large print, and is being extended over lockdown to allow anyone who would like to borrow books to have them delivered.
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