A Click and Collect service is now available at Elma Turner and Stoke Libraries, to ensure everyone in the community has access to the Nelson Public Libraries collection.

To get a selection of books remotely, fill out the form on the library website by 3pm the day before collection. The form asks what types of items you would like, and about the authors, genres, and books you enjoy.

Items will be selected by our librarians who will make them ready for collection between 11am-5:30pm the next weekday. The library will text or email you when the order is ready to collect.

Collection will be available from Elma Turner and Stoke Libraries. Click and Collect is not currently available at Nightingale Library.

“In-person access to the libraries requires a Vaccine Pass to help protect the health of staff and the public," says Nelson City Council’s Group Manager Infrastructure Alec Louverdis.

“The Click and Collect service will ensure any member of the public with a library card can still access our wonderful collection of books, children’s books, magazines, CDs and DVDs.”

If you would like a specific book, simply add it to the comments in your request form. If the book is not available, the library can place it on hold and advise you when it is ready to collect; the regular $2 hold fee will apply.

Members of the public will need to wear a mask when collecting their items, scan in with the Tracer app, and have their library card ready.

All of the library’s regular charges and lending periods will apply to Click and Collect items.

For further details go to the Nelson Public Libraries website.