Connect and Collect

This service is currently unavailable.

To access this service, all you have to do is contact your local library by phone to have a chat about your requirements and to make arrangements to collect the books available for you.

For a list of temporary operational hours and branch phone numbers, please visit our Library opening hours page.

  • Contact your local library by phone within its reduced operational hours.
  • Staff will take your requests for up to 5 titles, either by author or genre.
  • You will be allocated a time slot to collect your books.
  • Please bring your own bag to put your books in.

Returning books - Books can also be returned to libraries within these reduced operational hours and there is no need to make an appointment.

No fines will be added to any items returned.

Book Requests

Our request service for books in stock will be available on our online catalogue or by phoning your local branch library (check opening hours before phoning). As we are following government guidance this service may operate a little slower than before, but we aim to deliver your hold to your chosen pickup point as soon as possible.

DVD Lending Service

Our DVD Lending Service is being added to our current Connect and Collect phone only service. DVDs will be available for loan from Ayr, Carnegie, Troon, Prestwick, Alloway, Forehill, Maybole, and Girvan Libraries and The Marr Educational Resources Centre only. You can discuss your preference with staff over the phone, and they will select a maximum of 2 DVDs from their stock for you to borrow for a week free of charge. (Young adults 12-16 years can also use this service but will be limited to 1 DVD).

Mobile Library

The Mobile Library will be returning in a reduced capacity to communities across South Ayrshire from Monday 12th October 2020.

  • Contact the mobile library by email, by phone or by requesting items using our online catalogue for the next visit
  • We will take your requests for up to 5 titles, either by author or genre
  • Please bring your own bag to put your books in
  • Books can be returned in the drop box provided

For Mobile Library stops, dates and times visit our Mobile Calendar.

Contact our Mobile Library

To enquire about our Mobile Library Service phone 07971 349523 or email