Library book amnesty

A new online library system is set to improve the service.
A new online library system is set to improve the service.

The Library Service at Scottish Borders Council (SBC) is holding an amnesty through November to try and retrieve as many items as possible and welcome back lapsed members.

Overdue items will not incur fines or administration charges. They can be returned to any library, mobile library or the Amnesty Bus.

Councillor Vicky Davidson, SBC’s executive member for culture, sport, youth and communities, said: “This is an opportunity for anyone who has any overdue books, DVDs or CDs to return them without penalty, either to the library of their choice or the Amnesty Bus. No matter how old or overdue the items are, anyone with an overdue item is encouraged to bring them back.

“As well as borrowing books, DVDs or music CDs, members can get free internet access, download eAudiobooks and access a wide selection of e-information resources including encyclopaedias, biographies, dictionaries and reference databases. All our libraries have a range of equipment and technology with courses available to teach basic computer skills.

The Amnesty Bus will be available on Wednesday November 11 at Eyemouth High Street carpark (10am-12.30pm) and in Duns Square (2-4pm); on Thursday November 19 in Duns Square (10am-12.30pm) and Eyemouth High Street carpark (2-4.30pm) and on Friday November 20 at Rodger Hall, Coldstream (10am-1pm).