Vilnius sets up book pick-up points, to make books available anytime

In the Lithuanian capital, which was recently named the UNESCO city of literature, a service of receiving books in pick-up lockers has been introduced, Lithuanian public broadcaster LRT reports.
The Vilnius Central Library stated in a press release, the new service allows readers to order library books online and pick them up at a chosen locker at any time of the day. 11 book pick-up lockers have been set up across Vilnius.
«The idea of book pickup lockers came during the quarantine when libraries were closed. At the time, we were looking for ways to keep in touch with readers and issue books in a secure contactless way,» explained Rima Gražienė, head of Vilnius Central Library.
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The new service is available to all readers of Vilnius Central Library and its branches. After selecting the desired book in the library’s electronic catalogue, they can choose a collection at a pickup locker.
Readers will receive codes when books are ready for pickup at their chosen lockers. They will have to collect them within 72 hours of receiving the code.
The new pickup lockers are not only practical, but also beautiful, the library said. All lockers feature unique illustrations by the artist Artiom Brančel.
The article originally appeared on LRT English: