A Question on Book Handling

Greetings all, in the vein or “we’re making this up as we go” our partner PL203 received a question from someone looking for other libraries experience. So, if you have any replies or insight to the following question, please use the comments below. We’ll bundle up the answers and send the info onward. Also, if you have questions, we’d be happy to post them as well.

We haven’t been able to get any clear guidance on the risks of handling library books. So most libraries are now working with 72 hours quarantine. Although all libraries have closed, some are still delivering Home Library Services or other book loan schemes. What are other libraries across Europe doing?

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  1. Maja Vunšek

    Hello from Kranj (Slovenia), unfortunately Kranj City Library (and all branches) is closed since 13th March. The main library (Globus) allows 24-hour return of material, so during the week one librarian is voluntarily on duty (from 8 am till 2 pm) to handle the returned matirial and pick up the phone (just for some information). We are not delivering books but we have good service for e-books. We even offer online enrollment to the library (you can become a member just to borrow e-books and to get access to other e-materials, newspapers). Nowdays we work hard to make users aware of what they can get online. Of course we work at home. Also all reservations are blocked, we do not charge fees, borrowed materials does not need to be returned (it is not even allowed). So, everything stopped and there are no changes on horizont yet.

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