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We’re beginning to restart library services…

This is our first stage, enabling you to return books and borrow new items safely.

Returning your books

All books currently on loan have now been renewed until 30th November 2020, so you don't need to worry about rushing to return them. Also any fines are still frozen from 19th March until 30th November.

If you're ready to return your books, you can now drop them back to return bins in the foyers of all District Libraries and Walsall Council House, weekdays 10am to 4pm (except Bloxwich District Library, Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm).

Following public health guidelines, all books will be quarantined for 72 hours after return before being discharged from your account.

Ring & Read: “we select, you collect”

ring and read

How does Ring & Read work?

  • Use our simple ring & read form - or you can phone or e-mail your local library.
  • Tell us your library card number and the type of books or authors you read.
  • Tell us how many books you want (up to ten).
  • We’ll choose a set of books for you, to keep until 30th November.
  • We'll agree a mutually convenient date and time for you to collect  them from the library foyer.
  • We'll have the books specially bagged-up ready for you, for safe, non-contact collection.

It's quicker to use our simple ring & read form to tell us what you want.

If you prefer, you can also ring or e-mail your local library:

You can also contact mobile library services, to collect your books from some mobile library stops:

What's different?

At the moment the only access is to the library foyer, so we aren't yet able to offer:

  • Browsing of stock
  • PC access
  • Photocopying and printing
  • Toilet facilities or baby-changing

What about reservations or requesting particular titles?

You can now reserve up to six different titles - free of charge! 

Staff will telephone you when you have a book awaiting collection, and will arrange with you a day and time to collect it, safely bagged up for ring & read.

Summer reading challenge

Our summer reading challenge may have ended for this year, but we still have goodies to include in your ring & read bags – just ask when you book!

Remember our 24/7 online library is always open!

We have more than ever available online for you at our 24/7 online library, including:

  • eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • eNewspapers and eMagazines
  • eComics and graphic novels