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Libraries (COVID-19)
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Libraries (COVID-19)

Browse and Borrow 

We are delighted to be able to further extend our Browse & Borrow sessions starting on Thursday 7 October. Please see the times listed below. 

The numbers entering the library will be controlled and Test and Protect details will be collected.

We ask you to:

  • sanitise your hands regularly
  • wear a face mask (unless exempt)
  • follow the physical distancing markers throughout the library, in a one way system
  • keep your visit as brief as possible

Returns boxes will be kept outside the library. 

Ardrossan library

  • Monday - 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm
  • Tuesday - 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday - closed
  • Thursday - 1pm to 6pm
  • Friday - 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 4.30pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 12 noon
  • Sunday - closed

Arran library

  • Monday - closed
  • Tuesday - 10am to 4pm
  • Wednesday - closed
  • Thursday - 10am to 6pm (Call, Click & Collect from 5pm to 6pm)
  • Friday - 10am to 4pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 12 noon
  • Sunday - closed

Beith library

  • Monday - 10am to 1pm
  • Tuesday - 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday - closed
  • Thursday - closed except 1pm to 6pm on 28 October, 25 November and 16 December
  • Friday - 10am to 1pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 12 noon
  • Sunday - closed

Dalry library

  • Monday - closed
  • Tuesday - 10am to 1pm
  • Wednesday - closed
  • Thursday - 2pm to 4pm
  • Friday - 10am to 1pm
  • Saturday - closed
  • Sunday - closed

Dreghorn library

  • Monday - 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm
  • Tuesday - 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday - closed
  • Thursday - 2pm to 5pm; closes at 6pm on the first Thursday of the month
  • Friday - 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 4.30pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 12 noon
  • Sunday - closed

Fairlie library

  • Tuesday only - 2pm to 6pm

Irvine library

  • Monday - 9am to 4pm
  • Tuesday - 9am to 7pm
  • Wednesday - closed
  • Thursday - 9am to 4pm
  • Friday - 9am to 4pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 1pm
  • Sunday - closed

Kilbirnie library

  • Monday - 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm
  • Tuesday - 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 4.30pm
  • Wednesday - closed
  • Thursday - 10am to 1pm
  • Friday - closed
  • Saturday - closed
  • Sunday - closed

Kilwinning library

  • Monday - 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm
  • Tuesday - 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday - closed
  • Thursday - 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm
  • Friday - 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm
  • Saturday - closed
  • Sunday - closed

Largs library

  • Monday - 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 4pm
  • Tuesday - 12 noon to 6pm
  • Wednesday - closed
  • Thursday - 10am to 1pm
  • Friday - 10am to 1pm
  • Saturday - closed
  • Sunday - closed

Millport library

  • Monday - 1pm to 5pm
  • Tuesday - 1pm to 6pm
  • Wednesday - closed
  • Thursday - closed
  • Friday - 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm
  • Saturday - closed except third Saturday of the month, 10am to 12 noon
  • Sunday - closed

Saltcoats library

  • Monday - 10am to 1pm
  • Tuesday - 12 noon to 6pm
  • Wednesday - 10am to 12 noon
  • Thursday - 10am to 1pm
  • Friday - 10am to 1pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 12 noon
  • Sunday - closed

Skelmorlie library

  • Tuesday - 1pm to 6pm
  • Thursday - 11am to 4pm

Stevenston library

  • Monday - 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm
  • Tuesday - closed
  • Wednesday - closed
  • Thursday - 11am to 1pm, 2pm to 6pm
  • Friday - 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 4pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 12noon
  • Sunday - closed

West Kilbride library

  • Monday - 2pm to 5pm
  • Tuesday - 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday - closed
  • Thursday - 2pm to 6pm
  • Friday - 10am to 1pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 12 noon
  • Sunday - closed

Please call ahead if you wish to book a PC session. Photocopying and restricted PC access will be available from all branches except Fairlie.

Please note: If you or anyone in your household are currently displaying symptoms of COVID-19 we ask that you do not visit us on this occasion.

For any queries please email librarysupport@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

Call, Click and Collect

This popular service will continue to be available from all branches, please call your local branch to request items.

  • Ardrossan library - (01294) 469682
  • Arran library - (01770) 302835                       
  • Beith library - (01505) 503613                           
  • Bourtreehill library - (01294) 216958                            
  • Dalry library - (01294) 833196                           
  • Dreghorn library - (01294) 211072                          
  • Fairlie library - call Largs library                          
  • Irvine library - (01294) 271295                           
  • Kilbirnie library - (01505) 684218                           
  • Kilwinning library - (01294) 554699                           
  • Largs library - (01475) 673309                            
  • Millport library - (01475) 530742                            
  • Saltcoats library - (01294) 469546                           
  • Skelmorlie library - call Largs library                          
  • Springside library - call Dreghorn or Irvine library
  • Stevenston library - (01294) 469535                         
  • West Kilbride library - (01294) 822987   

Please feel free to bring any library items you currently have at home and leave them in the returns box provided which will be located outside of the library.

Our branch staff will choose your items, package them, staff will call or email you to confirm collection day and you will be offered a time slot of one hour.

Please arrive on time for your collection and be aware that physical distancing markers, which we ask you to respect, will be on display outside of our buildings.

At present we are not able to allow you access to the library, except during browse and borrow sessions. Instead, staff will bring your items to the door for you to collect. If you or anyone in your household are currently displaying symptoms of COVID-19 we ask that you phone and cancel your collection.

To make your choices online, ensure you have your library card and PIN, you can reset your PIN.