A further five libraries across Stirling will open their doors to the public for browsing and computer access during June.

As part of a phased rollout, the libraries will offer 15 minute appointment slots for browsing and 45 minute slots for computer use, which can be booked by contacting each library directly.

The browsing and computer access services have become available in line with the Scottish Government’s timetable for the easing of Coronavirus restrictions.

The five libraries opening in June are:

  • Cowie 7th June
  • Cambusbarron 8th June
  • Plean 14th June
  • Bannockburn 21st June
  • Killin 21st June

‘Select and Collect’ will still operate from these libraries and requested books can be collected from the front door or the counter.

Convener of Stirling Council’s Community Planning and Regeneration Committee, Cllr Chris Kane said: “Our libraries are more than just places to loan books – they are important community hubs and we are delighted be making even more of these facilities available to the public, with essential measures in place to ensure the safety of visitors and our staff.

“We want to roll out access to more of our libraries as soon as possible, but safety will remain the top priority which is why we are reopening in a phased approach that continues to comply with national guidance.”

Vice Convener, Councillor Scott Farmer, said: “The booking system will help us manage visitor numbers so we can make sure that there’s plenty of space to social distance.

“In the meantime, all of our libraries will continue to offer ‘Select and Collect’ services, which have proved popular during the pandemic, as well as Mobile libraries and the housebound service.”

For library contact details and opening times, as well as details of the Select and Collect service, lease visit https://www.stirling.gov.uk/libraries-archives/library-select-and-collect/.


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