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The Mobile Library is having some technical issues and is currently awaiting repair. We are continuing to service our Mobile Library routes using various methods of delivery so check below to see how we are delivering to your parish or island. Any updates on the service will be posted here so keep checking this page for the latest information. We will also post updates on our social media pages. The most recent posts will be at the top of the page. 20 February 2020 Unfortunately the repair work to the Mobile Library is taking considerably longer than initially expected due to problems obtaining replacement parts. At present we are not expecting to have the vehicle back in operation before the beginning of April. However for the next few weeks we are intending to visit or deliver to each island and parish on the scheduled dates as listed on the current Mobile Library timetable. The affected places are listed below and details of each replacement service will be added as they are confirmed. For more information or if you need any additional assistance please contact the Library on 01856 873166. Evie, Rendall and Firth - 25th February - home delivery to customers by arrangement. Sanday - 27th February - Pop-up Library held in the Heilsa Fjold Community Centre from 9.30am - 4pm. Longhope, Hoy and Flotta - 3rd March - Details to be confirmed. Tankerness and Toab - 10th March - home delivery to customers by arrangement. Harray and Quoyloo - 12th March - home delivery to customers by arrangement. Eday - 16th March - Book Box delivery via haulier by arrangement. Rousay and Egilsay - 19th March - home delivery to customers by arrangement. Orphir and Stenness - 24th March - home delivery to customers by arrangement. Stronsay - 30th March - Pop-up Library held in the Development Trust Office from 10am - 4pm. Deerness - 2nd April - Pop-up Library held in the Deerness Hall from 2pm - 5pm. 19 February 2020 The normal Mobile Library visit to Sanday on Thursday 27th February has been cancelled but instead we will be opening a pop-up Library at Heilsa Fjold Community Centre on that day from 9.30am - 4pm. 11 February 2020 The scheduled Library visits for the next couple of weeks will be on the correct dates as listed on the Mobile Library timetable but will be in a different format due to the repair work still being carried out on the Mobile Library vehicle. The upcoming visits will be as follows: Shapinsay - 13th February - Pop-up Library held in the Community Club Room from 10.30am - 1pm. Westray - 19th February - Pop-up Library held in the Learning Centre at the School from 9.30am - 4.30pm. Burray, South Ronaldsay and Holm - 20th February - home delivery to customers by arrangement. Evie, Rendall and Firth - 25th February - home delivery to customers by arrangement. Sanday - 27th February - details to be confirmed. For more information or if you need any other assistance please contact the Library in Kirkwall on 01856 873166 or email library@orkney.gov.uk. 3 February 2020 The pop-up Library that was due to be open in the Stronsay Development Trust office today has been cancelled due to weather. We have rescheduled this for next week on Monday 10th February. 30 January 2020 The scheduled Mobile Library visit to Burray, South Ronaldsay and Holm on Thursday 20th February has been cancelled but we will be delivering books directly to customers in these areas. We will be contacting customers individually to arrange these deliveries but customers are welcome to contact the Library on 01856 873166. All our Mobile Library users are also welcome to borrow and return books to the branch libraries in Kirkwall and Stromness. 29 January 2020 The normal Mobile Library visit to Westray on Wednesday 19th February has been cancelled but instead we will be opening a pop-up Library in the Learning Centre at the school on that day from 9.30am - 4.30pm. 27 January 2020 The normal Mobile Library visit to Stronsay on Monday 3rd February has been cancelled but instead we will be opening a pop-up Library at the Stronsay Development Trust office on that day from 10.30am - 5pm. The normal Mobile Library visit to Deerness on Thursday 6th February has been cancelled but instead we will be opening a pop-up Library at the Deerness Community Centre on that day from 2pm - 5pm. The scheduled Mobile Library visit to Dounby, Sandwick and Birsay on Tuesday 11th February has been cancelled but we will be delivering books directly to customers in these areas on the morning of that day. If anyone in these areas has not been contacted but would like a delivery of books then please contact the Library on 01856 873166. Please remember that all our Mobile Library users are also welcome to borrow and return books to the branch libraries in Kirkwall and Stromness. The normal Mobile Library visit to Shapinsay on Thursday 13th February has been cancelled but instead we will be opening a pop-up Library in the Community Club Room on that day from 10.30am - 1pm. 22 January 2020 The Mobile Library visit to Stronsay on Monday 3rd February will take place as scheduled but because the Mobile Library vehicle is still out of action we will be setting up a pop-up library on the island that day. More details to follow. The Mobile Library visit to Deerness on Thursday 6th February will take place as scheduled but because the Mobile Library vehicle is still out of action we will be setting up a pop-up library in the Deerness Community Centre that day. More details to follow. 21 January 2020 The scheduled Mobile Library visit to Orphir and Stenness on Tuesday 28th January has been cancelled but we will be delivering books to the schools at Orphir (9.30 - 11.15) and to Stenness (11.30 - 12.30). If anyone else in the Orphir or Stenness areas would like to collect their books during these visits, or if anyone needs a home delivery please contact the Library on 01856 873166. The scheduled Mobile Library visit to Sanday on Thursday 30th January has been cancelled but if anyone req uires a delivery of books then please get in touch with the Library on 01856 873166 and we will arrange a Book Box delivery via the local haulier. Please remember that all our Mobile Library users are also welcome to borrow and return books to the branch libraries in Kirkwall and Stromness. 16 January 2020 The scheduled Mobile Library visit to Eday on Monday 20th January has been cancelled. If anyone requires a delivery of books then please get in touch with the Library on 01856 873166 and we will arrange a Book Box delivery via the local haulier. Please remember that all our Mobile Library users are also welcome to borrow and return books to the branch libraries in Kirkwall and Stromness. The scheduled Mobile Library visit to Rousay on Thursday 23rd January has been cancelled but we will be delivering books to the island on Wednesday 22nd January instead. Anyone on the island who would like a delivery of books or needs their old books collected should contact the Library on 01856 873166 to let us know. If anyone in Hoy or Flotta still needs books after the cancellation of the scheduled Mobile Library visit on Wednesday 8th January please contact the Library on 01856 873166 and we will arrange a delivery. Please remember that all our Mobile Library users are also welcome to borrow and return books to the branch libraries in Kirkwall and Stromness. 13 January 2020 The scheduled routes this week to Tankerness and Toab (Tuesday) and to Harray and Quoyloo (Thursday) have been cancelled but we will be delivering books directly to customers in these areas on Tuesday (Tankerness and Toab) and Friday (Harray and Quoyloo) this week. If anyone in these areas has not been contacted yet but would like a delivery of books then please get in touch with the Library on 01856 873166 or email library@orkney.gov.uk. 9 January 2020 Unfortunately the Mobile Library is having some technical issues and is currently awaiting repair. At the present time we are not expecting the vehicle to be back in operation within the next 3 weeks though this timeframe may change. We will keep this website page and our social media pages updated with any changes or new information. We are currently investigating alternative means of delivery but as it stands all scheduled visits for the next three weeks have been cancelled. Please remember that all our Mobile Library users are also welcome to borrow and return their books at Kirkwall or Stromness Libraries in the meantime. For more information or if you need any other assistance please contact the Library in Kirkwall on 01856 873166 or email library@orkney.gov.uk.
ORKNEY LIBRARY & ARCHIVE
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44 Junction Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1AG
Tel: 01856 873166
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