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What to expect at the library

Please feel free to come in, sit down, read a book, use a computer, research your family history and relax.  We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the libraries.

There are hand sanitiser stations in the library, and you will be asked to use the sanitizer at the front entrance when you arrive.  You will also still need to wear a face covering, unless exempt, and provide your name and phone number for the NHS Test and Trace programme.  As set out in the Privacy Notice, we will keep this information securely and it will only be shared with the NHS Test and Trace programme if we are asked for it.

When you visit you will see a number of changes to our layouts and procedures to make sure you can use the libraries safely and move around them easily.

There will no longer be a limit to the number of customers in each library at any one-time however we are encouraging any visitors to stay a safe distance from each other. We are working to restore access to our public computers to full capacity but in the meantime consider booking computers to avoid disappointment. You can also now book study spaces in most of our libraries.

As well as changing the layout we have increased cleaning and installed screens at the counters.  We have distanced the computers or placed screens between them.

We are slowly expanding the services available at each library, please visit your local library webpage for the latest information.

If you have any questions regarding the reopening of libraries or services please contact us online, speak to staff in the library or call 0345 60 80 196.