Staff in Drogheda Library are delighted to have resumed normal opening hours from July 7th.
Borrowers can return to Drogheda Library confident that all government guidelines are being adhered to, with numbers limited to 13 at a time in the adult section and 2 families in the children's library. Children should be accompanied by an adult and the library is already delighted to see so many families returning to borrow books. Services currently available include: Browse, borrow & return library items, Collect holds, Limited public internet use (booking only), Photocopying & Printing, Local history, genealogy & microfilm (booking only), Wi-Fi, Online Services i.e. eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines & newspapers.
'We do not have seating areas or study space available at the moment and would ask that borrowers enjoy browsing but be aware that there may be others waiting to come in. There is limited public PC capacity due to social distancing therefore PC use must be booked. Library borrowers can book 30 minute slots to use public PCs by email, phone or in person at Drogheda Library.
'The other good news is that our online reservation system is back in action - you can now browse library shelves from around the country, place holds online and request items be delivered to Drogheda for collection,' they state.
'We will continue our very successful Housebound Service for those who are cocooning or unable to get to the library. You can get in touch, let us know what type of books you like and our driver will deliver them to your door and collect them when you are finished. Although we cannot have events in the library at the moment there is still lots going on. Make sure to log on to Louth Libraries Facebook page to watch our weekly online story times with AnneMarie, Eilish and Lisa.'
The Summer Stars reading programme has returned this year and you can find out all you need to know on the website, https://www.louthcoco.ie/en/services/library/ . It's a little different this year as it will mostly be online but there's lots of great activities you can download such as quizzes, competitions and colouring sheets.
'Our Local Studies collection and Microfilm reader are also available for booking so if you need to do some research we have both bound issues of the Drogheda Independent and microfiche copies available. We would like to thank all of our loyal borrowers for being patient with us during this period as we gradually re-introduce our services.'
When visiting, please wear a face covering, sanitise your hands on the way in to the library, maintain social distance with other library users and staff. Wipes are provided to sanitise the PC's and self service machines before and after use.
Opening hours are as follows: Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 8pm. Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10am to 5pm. You can contact them by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 041-9876162.
Dundalk and Ardee Libraries have also re-opened although evenings and My Open Library are not currently available in Ardee. Carlingford and Dunleer Libraries are currently operating a Browse by Appointment service. Log on to the website for more information https://www.louthcoco.ie/en/services/library/.