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Libraries - borrowing books and using computers


Find out what's available in your local library and which ones are open.

Please check if your library is open from our Find a library page. Don't forget you can use Library Online to see if a book is available.

What's available

  • browsing, borrowing and returning books
  • access to computers

How it will work

When visiting, you will be asked to give your name and a contact number. This information will be shared with NHS Test and Trace if requested.

  • A limited number of people will be allowed inside the library at any given time, so please be patient if you have to wait.
  • A limited number of our computers can be used and time slots will be allocated to allow for cleaning.
  • Returned items will only be removed from your ticket after a 72 hour quarantine period.
  • We ask people to make their visit as brief as possible, ideally no more than 15 minutes.
  • Fines will not be charged for overdue items.

What you must do

When in a library:

  • you must wear a face covering, unless exempt
  • stay two metres apart at all times to help to protect yourself and others
  • you must use our hand sanitising stations before entering
  • all children under the age of 12 must be accompanied at all times
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