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Libraries Update

As restriction start to ease West Dunbartonshire Libraries will be launching our new “click & collect” style service – Book To Borrow. This service will initially be available at a few libraries only, before we extend it to all branches as soon as possible.  If you have any queries about this or the library service in general contact us by email at and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Residents can continue to borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers and eMagazines from our extensive online digital collection.

We appreciate your understanding and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Dumbarton Opening Times

The library is currently closed for today

Opening Times

Day Opens Closes
Monday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Book To Borrow Service

Our new “click & collect” style service – 'Book To Borrow' is now available at this library. Please follow the steps outlined below to safely order and collect items from this library.

Book To Borrow Process

Step 1. Selecting books

  • You can see what is available by browsing our online library catalogue and note down the books you would like to borrow from your preferred library. (please note we cannot transfer items between libraries at the moment so please only choose books from the library you will be picking up from)
  • If you prefer or if you're not sure what you want our staff will be happy to put together a selection of books for you based on your reading preferences.

Step 2. Ordering books

  • Order form: You can order books by using our dedicated online order form to request up to a max of 5 books or if you want us to create a selection for you, let us know your reading preferences in the appropriate fields.
  • By Phone: Contact your preferred library by telephone and submit your list of books or if you want us to create a selection for you, let us know your reading preferences.

Step 2. Arranging a pick-up time

  • Once the items are ready, a member of staff will call you to arrange a date and time for you to safely uplift your books.

Step 3. Collecting your books

  • A member of staff will meet you with your books at the entrance of your chosen library at the arranged date and time.

Returning borrowed Items

To manage safe physical distancing, as part of the Test & Protect system we encourage users to arrange a time slot to return their items - you can also take advantage of this opportunity to borrow something new at the same time.

There’s also no need to worry about fines or charges. You may wish to hang on to your books until your local library starts delivering the Book to Borrow service.

Dog or food waste bags

Dog or food waste bags can be collected by calling one of our open libraries to check that they have some in stock and also arrange a time when you can uplift them. You will need to give your name, library card number and your contact details as part of the Test & Protect system.

Please note:

  • Libraries are not currently open to the public except for the 'Book To Borrow' service.
  • Please wear a face covering when you collect your items.
  • Existing loans can also be returned at the agreed collection time.
  • Please note that it is not possible to move items between libraries at present.
  • Online form requires one submission per person.