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Kildare Library Service - Contact and Collect


From today, Kildare Library Service is offering more services to the public as outlined in Phase 2 of the Government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business.  However, it will be some time before full library services
can resume. In Phase 2, services will begin to be provided to the public in a step-by-step
manner in line with public health guidance.   

What to expect in Phase 2
Our first priority is to make arrangements for a safe lending service via a ‘Contact and Collect’ model.  You can make direct contact with your nearest library to request items they have on their shelves and arrange an appointment time to collect them.  Interlibrary loans are not possible during this phase.  A full list of our library contact information is available at: 

Libraries in Athy, Celbridge, Kildare, Leixlip, Maynooth, Naas and Newbridge will provide this service during normal service hours from today.

Additional Kildare Libraries will provide the service during their normal service
hours every alternate week:

Commencing 8th June -  Castledermot, Monasterevin, Kilcullen and Clane
Commencing 15th June – Ballitore, Rathangan and Kilcock 

It will also be possible to return library items during this phase.  This means that
at first, our library spaces will be restricted to library staff only and will not be accessible to the public.  As the government roadmap progresses, the library
sector will plan a gradual re-opening aligned to health and safety directives. 

But over time, and with caution and care, we will begin to re-open our buildings
to the public.  

In all situations, the health and safety of library users and staff will be paramount.  Social distancing will be observed where library users interact with services, and
all health and safety protocols will be observed.

Looking forward to seeing you all again soon.


You can continue to use your library online!

You can join the library online and get eBooks, audiobooks, online magazines and newspapers for free straight away, or even take language and other courses.

Here's how! Click here: online-services-during-coronavirus

We are delighted to inform you that following a further investment of €200,000 by Minister Michael Ring TD, this collection has been further expanded in response to hugh demand.



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