THE LIBRARY WILL RE-OPEN ON FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER AT 10.00AM!
Customers may browse the bookshelves, use the computers, buy second-hand books and pay by card. On arrival in the library a customer wishing to browse will be given a plastic basket in which to put all the items they touch. They should then issue the books they wish to take home, using the self-service machine facing the non-fiction section, and leave the basket with unwanted books for us to quarantine. The basket will be sanitised and returned to the entrance. The maximum number of 8 allowed to browse at any one time includes a whole family who may have the Children’s Area to themselves for 20 minutes. All books will have a return date of 11 January. Fines are only being charged from 1 September to 4 November plus 4 days to allow for the time we quarantine them before they are shelved.
Second-Hand Books are on sale. We have a great selection of books donated by customers as well as some withdrawn from the library. Non-Fiction titles are now sited just inside the entrance, to the left and include many cookery and gardening books, biographies, health and well-being and other titles.
The Home Library is run by our Supervisor, Jacquie Cole, and deliveries will continue.
IT – The IT area is open with 5 computers available for customers. There is no need to book in advance. Printing and photocopying are also available as well as laminating in A5, A4 and A3 sizes.
Library garden – The garden is open and available for people to enjoy during opening hours. Social distancing will be maintained.
Temporary Opening Hours
Mondays 10am – 2pm
Wednesdays 10am – 2pm
Fridays 10am – 2pm
Saturdays 10am – 1pm
The public toilet is open but there is no seating, except at computers and in the garden. The tea/coffee machine is not operating yet.
Thanks to all our wonderful customers for your support in these difficult times and to our dedicated volunteers who were so happy to be able to return to the library to run our services after both lockdowns. We look forward to seeing you again, soon.