||An out of hours book return unit is available at the side of the entrance to the main building, which enables borrowers to return books during times that the library is closed. Books should be returned at the issue desk during normal opening hours.
Orkney Library & Archive will not open until 10.00am on Friday 7 June 2013. This is due to a staff meeting and we apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.
New titles for April 2013:
Download a list of titles added to the Library catalogue in April 2013, including talking books.
Reader in residence:
Orkney Library & Archive now has a Scottish Book Trust Reader in Residence. Alison Miller will be based in Kirkwall Library for the next nine months. To find out more about Alison and her residency visit her blog, which will explore the world of reading, record the views of readers and chart the progress of the residency. You can also follow Alison on Twitter.
Bookbug's library challenge:
Bookbug's library challenge is a free programme that encourages children aged birth to four to discover and enjoy the library. It’s a fun, exciting way to give your child a love of reading for life. Click here for more information...
Free WiFi available:
WiFi access is now available in both Orkney Library & Archive and Stromness Branch Library with hotspots available in various parts of the main building. Please ask a member of staff for more information and a password if you would like to use this service.
Access to online catalogue:
The library catalogue is now online and can be accessed
from the link above. Please note that library members will have
to use their PIN to access their membership account when renewing
loans etc. If you are a library internet user you will already know
your PIN but if not please contact
us to find out.