There's now a way to access library books without having to leave home.
Macquarie Regional Library has launched a free home delivery service, Book Express, for people in the Dubbo and Wellington urban areas.
"While our libraries are closed we still want our residents to be mentally stimulated - particularly those that are isolated. Reading is a great way to maintain our mental wellbeing while observing social distancing guidelines," MRL manager Kathryn McAlister said.
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Interested residents are asked to register for the service by calling the library and completing a borrower's profile. The profile will help staff in supporting the borrower's needs and wants in the service.
Residents can also browse the online catalogue and request specific titles. Up to 40 items can be on loan at any one time including: books, audio-books, magazines, CDs and DVDs.
There will be a contactless delivery of the books ensure the safety of staff and residents.
Dubbo mayor Ben Shields said the service would prioritise those who were housebound and unable to connect to the library's online services.
While it's currently only a trial, depending on community participation council may keep the service going post the COVID-19 pandemic.