A pilot scheme at a Moray library has been extended elsewhere after proving a success.
Borrowing books was suspended in the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic due to risks about spreading the virus.
An “order and collect” scheme was launched at Elgin Library two weeks ago to give residents access to the service again.
Since then, 257 collection slots have been used with 976 books borrowed.
Now Moray Council has confirmed that the ordering service will be expanded elsewhere due to the demand.
Libraries in Forres, Buckie, Keith, Aberlour and Lossiemouth will be running the scheme from Monday.
Community librarian Philip Davidson said: “It has been lovely to see so many of our regular library users over the last fortnight. We thought the order and collect service would be welcomed, but it’s gone beyond our expectations.
“We’re very grateful to everyone who has placed an order, collected books and observed all the safety measures in place. I’m delighted that we can now offer this service in other community libraries.”