Visiting a library during COVID-19

For information about your local library’s opening hours, visit our 'Information about your local library' webpage.

If you prefer not to visit a library in person you can use our eLibrary to borrow books, magazines and newspapers online

Face coverings

As of Thursday 27 January, we recommend wearing a face covering when visiting the library. This is in line with government advice to wear a face covering in indoors places where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

You should not visit if you feel unwell or are self-isolating.

We have kept these safety measures in every library:

  • hand sanitisation stations
  • perspex screens at counters

Using public computers

We will continue providing cleaning materials to help keep computer spaces and equipment sanitised.

Support with council services

You can ask for information at library counters or use a telephone if you need to speak to a council department.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Our staff may be wearing face protection at library counters and around the library building.

NHS Test and Trace

There is no longer a requirement to check in or use the NHS Test & Trace app.

Changes to facilities and services

Newspapers and magazines will remain unavailable.