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Stamp of approval for HBNL's latest service

Saturday, 23 November 2019 11:50

An Isle of Man Post Office Pay and Post self-service kiosk in the Henry Bloom Noble Library (HBNL) is proving a welcome addition to the library’s range of services, Douglas Borough Council Regeneration and Community Committee Chair Councillor Stephen Pitts has confirmed.


1HBNL MediumCouncillor Stephen Pitts and Borough Librarian Jan Macartney with the Pay and Post kiosk at HBN Library


Councillor Pitts was speaking after the Council entered into a partnership with Isle of Man Post Office to provide the automated post and payment machine which allows customers to send letters and cards, buy postage stamps, pay bills and much more.


Councillor Pitts said: ‘The Henry Bloom Noble Library’s key role will always be to support literacy and the acquisition of knowledge. That role, however, is expanding to reflect what people expect from their library today. It was against this background that the Council resolved to extend the library’s range of facilities by entering into this partnership to offer our customers greater choice, convenience and ease of access to Isle of Man Post Office’s services.’


Borough Librarian Jan Macartney said: ‘The debit card-only machine is quick and easy to use and does so much more than just dispense stamps. Customers can pay their government rates and rent, Manx Telecom, Manx Utilities and Manx Gas bills and fixed penalty notices. They can also send letters and parcels up to a maximum weight of 5kg, so is great news at this time of the year with Christmas fast approaching; parcels over 5kg, however, must be sent via a main post office.


‘I’m delighted that HBNL has joined forces with Isle of Man Post Office to provide a Pay and Post kiosk. It’s the latest in a long line of developments to ensure that we take full advantage of all that digital technology has to offer our customers and that HBNL stays at the heart of the community.’