Connect & Collect Service
Connect and Collect has ended for most libraries as they will be open for Limited Browsing from Wednesday 5th August. However, the collection service is still available at Methil and Leven Libraries for the moment.
Alternatively you can phone a library and talk through what you would like with a member of staff. We will then put together a collection of up to 10 books for you to collect from the library door. See the library opening hours and phone numbers HERE.
To ensure we can meet demand, loans will be limited to a maximum of 10 books.
You’ll be contacted to let you know when your books are ready to collect, and a time slot agreed to visit the library. Please be aware that time slots will be limited, and you might have to queue. You can bring back books you already have out when you collect your bag of new books to take home and enjoy.
We are delighted that right from the outset we will be able to re-open 24 libraries with a limited service, which represents three-quarters of our branches. The branches and their contact numbers are listed in the table below.
|Buckhaven||01592 583202||10.00-13.00||Closed||Closed||14.00- 18.00||Closed||10.00- 12.00||Closed|
|Burntisland||01592 583203||Closed||Closed||10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00||10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 18.00||10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00||10.00- 13.00||Closed|
|Cadham||01592 583379||10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00||13.00- 18.00||Closed||Closed||10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00||10.00- 13.00||Closed|
|Cardenden||01592 583602||10.00- 12.00||Closed||Closed||14.00- 18.00||Closed||10.00- 12.00||Closed|
|Cowdenbeath||01383 602363||10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00||10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00||Closed||11.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 18.00||Closed||10.00- 13.00||Closed|
|Cupar||01334 659367||Closed||10.00- 12.30 and 13:30- 16:00||10.00- 12.30 and 13:30- 16:00||10.00- 12.30 and 13:30- 18:00||Closed||10.00- 12.30 and 13:30- 15:00||Closed|
|Dalgety Bay||01383 602364||Closed||10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00||Closed||11.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 18.00||10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00||10.00- 13.00||Closed|
|Duloch||01383 602208||13.00- 16.00||Closed||9.00 - 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00||9.00 - 12.30 and 13.30- 18.00||Closed||10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 15.00||12.00-15.00|
|DCLG||01383 602365||10.00- 16.00||Closed||10.00- 16.00||10.00- 18.00||10.00- 16.00||10.00- 15.00||12.00- 15.00|
|Kirkcaldy Galleries||01592 583206||Closed||10.00- 16.00||10.00- 16.00||10.00- 18.00||10.00- 16.00||10.00- 15.00||12.00- 15.00|
|Ladybank||01334 659460||Closed||14.00- 18.00||Closed||10.00-12.00||Closed||10.00- 12.00||Closed|
|Leslie||01592 583601||10.00- 14.00||Closed||Closed||14.00-18.00||Closed||10.00- 12.00||Closed|
|Lochgelly, Jennie Lee||01592 583381||10.00-16.00||Closed||10.00-16.00||11.00-18.00||10.00-16.00||10.00-13.00||Closed|
|Newburgh||01334 659375||10.00- 12.30||Closed||Closed||13.30-18.00||Closed||Closed||Closed|
|Newport||01334 659376||13.00-16.00||10.00-13.00||Closed||13.00- 18.00||Closed||10.00-12.00||Closed|
|Oakley||01383 602369||09.00- 11.00||Closed||Closed||14.00- 18.00||Closed||10.00- 12.00||Closed|
|Rosyth||01383 602370||10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00||Closed||10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00||10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 18.00||Closed||10.00- 13.00||Closed|
|Rothes Halls||01592 583387||Closed||9.30 - 16.00||9.30 - 16.00||9.30 - 18.00||9.30 - 16.00||9.30 - 16.00||Closed|
|St. Andrews||01334 659378||10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00||Closed||Closed||10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 18.00||09.30- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00||10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 15.00||Closed|
|St. Monans||01333 730208||Closed||Closed||10.00-12.00||14.00- 18.00||Closed||10.00- 12.00||Closed|
|Templehall||01592 583210||10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00||10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 16.00||Closed||10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 18.00||Closed||10.00- 12.30 and 13.30- 15.00||Closed|
How does Connect & Collect work?
You tell us what kind of books you like to read – for example, contemporary crime fiction or historical romance – and our library teams will put together a collection of up to 10 books then give you a call and arrange for you to collect your bag of books at the library door.
How do I go about using Connect & Collect?
Fill in the forms using the links above or alternatively you can call the library to tell us what kind of books you’d like in your collection. We will then give you a call to arrange a time slot when you can collect your books from the library door.
Can I return books?
Yes. Please bring them along in a bag that you don’t need returned when you come to collect your books.
Can I return books even if I don't want to collect new ones?
Unless you are booked for Connect and Collect, if you can, we would prefer that you hold onto your books until we are open for browsing. If that's a problem phone your local library to arrange a time to drop them off.
Is it safe?
Yes. All our protective measures are fully in line with the latest Scottish Government and public health advice. All books returned are quarantined for 72 hours before being processed by staff, but there will be some handling in making up your collection so your are advised to leave the books for 72 hours before reading them and you can also wipe down plastic covers with anti-bacterial wipes.
What can I expect when I go to collect my books?
When you arrive at your pre-arranged allotted time slot you will be met at the door, where physical distancing will be maintained. You will be asked for your name and postcode. Please bring your library membership card if you have one. If you have joined the library during lockdown, please bring both proof of address and photo ID. We are trying to avoid queues but please be aware that you may have to queue.
When you’re returning books, there will be a box at the door so that you can put the books directly into it.
What branches are operating Connect & Collect?
The branches are Buckhaven, Burntisland, Cadham, Cardenden, Cowdenbeath, Cupar, Dalgety Bay, Duloch, Dunfermline Carnegie, Kennoway, Kirkcaldy Galleries, Ladybank, Leslie, Lochgelly – Jennie Lee Library, Methil, Newport, Oakley, Rosyth, Rothes Halls, Tayport, Templehall, St Andrews and St Monans.
Why isn’t my branch open?
Not all our buildings are suitable to make fully compliant with Scottish Government and public health guidance protective measures at this time and we are also working with a reduced level of staffing. However, we are regularly reviewing the situation and will keep you updated through our website and social media.
Can I use another branch for Connect & Collect?
Yes. We’ve tried to ensure that even if your local branch is not operating, there is another branch within reasonable travelling distance.