A NEW ‘Order and Collect’ service for books is available in Ilkley from this week.

The book ordering service allows people to reserve books from the Bradford Libraries online catalogue or by phoning the library. The service was launched in Bradford in early July and has been a great success with nearly 3000 people ordering and collecting books in the first three weeks.

Now Ilkley is offering the ‘Order and Collect’ service which allows customers to collect book orders at an agreed time slot from a single collection point. They will also be able to return their books when they collect their orders or can return them at any time without booking a slot. To help customers make choices and discuss reading preferences, staff will also be available via phone and email and will put together a pack of books for customers.

Ilkley Library will open its doors from Thursday, August 6 and will be open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 3pm, closing for lunch from 12.30 to1pm.

Email: ilkley.library@bradford.gov.uk or phone 01943 436225.