ORKNEY LIBRARY & ARCHIVE
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Orkney Library & Archive is currently CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC but we are continuing to review the situation and are working on ways to safely restart our services while following the latest government advice. This page is designed to let our customers know what services are available right now and which services remain closed. We will continue to provide updates here and across our social media pages. Contacting the Library - If you need to contact the Library for any reason phone 01856 873166 or email us at library@orkney.gov.uk. If you phone and your call is not answered straight away please leave a message and someone will get back to you. You can also contact us via our social media pages. Contacting the Archives - If you need to contact the Archives for any reason phone 01856 873166 or email us at archives@orkney.gov.uk. If you phone and your call is not answered straight away please leave a message and someone will get back to you. You can also contact us via our social media pages. Borrowing items - Physical items cannot be loaned at the moment but we have eBooks and eAudiobooks available to download for FREE. Click here for more information. We would advise all customers with internet access to explore this option because physical book loans may be unavailable for some time. Returning items - Items can be returned by putting them into our Book Return Boxes at Kirkwall or Stromness Libraries. They are currently open on Monday mornings from 9am - 1pm to allow a safe quarantine period before items are handled by staff. Joining the Library/Updating memberships - Contact the library on 01856 873166 or email library@orkney.gov.uk. Archives - The Archives are closed but the Archive staff can be contacted via email at archives@orkney.gov.uk. Book Box Service - This service has now resumed for existing Book Box customers. Customers should get in touch to arrange delivery by contacting the library on 01856 873166 or emailing library@orkney.gov.uk. Home Library Service - This service has now resumed for existing Home Library customers. Customers should get in touch to arrange delivery by contacting the library on 01856 873166 or emailing library@orkney.gov.uk. Online Resources - Our online resources such as SCRAN, Oxford Resources, Theory Test Pro and Freegal Music are all still available. Click here for more information and please get in touch if you need further assistance. Book Clubs - Our regular Saturday book clubs remain suspended but we have set up a Virtual Book Club involving online book discussions. For more information or to get involved in our next meeting contact library@orkney.gov.uk. Bookbug Sessions - All physical Bookbug sessions remain suspended. Meeting Rooms - All our Meeting Rooms are closed and we are currently not accepting future bookings. Jigsaws - A range of Orkney Library & Archive online jigsaws are available at www.jigsawplanet.com/OrkneyLibrary WiFi - Our Wi-Fi is on and available at Kirkwall and Stromness Libraries and can be accessed from outside the building. Please maintain appropriate physical distancing. Social Media - Our social media pages remain active. All updates will be posted on social media and on this page.
ORKNEY LIBRARY & ARCHIVE
Books and Archives since 1683
44 Junction Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1AG
Tel: 01856 873166