Port Seton, Prestonpans and Tranent libraries re-open for browsing

From 14 December 2020, three more libraries currently operating a ‘Click and Collect’ service will re-open for visitor browsing at Tranent, Prestonpans and Port Seton.

There are already five libraries open for visiting at Dunbar, Haddington, Longniddry, Musselburgh and North Berwick.

In line with current Covid-19 health guidance there are restrictions on the number of people in each branch at any one time and physical distancing measures are in place. Face coverings are mandatory in libraries.

Visitors are required to book a slot online or by phoning one of the open branches to:

  • browse and borrow books
  • use a public computer
  • apply for a National Entitlement Card (bus pass)
  • collect hearing aid batteries

There is no need to book for returning loans.

Due to the need for enhanced cleaning regimes across our other services, ie in our schools and our care settings, in order to safeguard those critical services, there are currently no plans for re-opening other branches at this present time.

However, for anyone who is unable to travel to one of the open branch libraries or has no-one to collect books for them, please ask for details of our Home Library Service by contacting Libraries@eastlothian.gov.uk or phone 01620 827827, state the name of your nearest Library and staff will assist you. Alternatively, we have books, magazines and most national newspapers available online through our eResources if you are a library member. Full details and updates on libraries available on the website.

Published: Thursday, 10th December 2020