Libraries and Learning
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for our library users updated 1 July 2020
Six of Worcestershire’s libraries are re-opening on Saturday July 4th in line with phase three of Central Government’s relaxing of lockdown restrictions. Libraries re-opening to customers in this first phase are: The Hive, Redditch, Kidderminster, Malvern, Bromsgrove, Evesham.
To ensure the safety of library customers and staff, only limited services will be available until social distancing restrictions are relaxed or removed and customers will not be able to enter the library to browse and borrow, to read or study or to relax and meet friends.
Services available at re-opened libraries
- customers can also return books to the six libraries that are open although all return dates for items on loan have been extended to 31 August 2020
- library opening hours are 10am to 5.00pm on Monday to Friday and 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturdays
- library events and activities continue to be on hold due to social distancing restrictions but customers can access a wide range of online library activities via the Digital Library Hub and Worcestershire Libraries facebook page (opens in a new window)
- library Service at Home customers will begin to receive book deliveries to their homes in July
New Digital Library Hub now available
Access new digital services and make the most of your library membership whilst you stay safe at home. Visit the ‘Digital Library Hub’ below to discover more.
Worcestershire Library Strategy
Our Library Strategy which sets out a vision for Worcestershire libraries from 2020 to 2025 has been approved by councillors.
The strategy will shape how library services evolve to meet the changing needs of residents over the next five years. Work has begun to plan how the strategy will be implemented.
Download: Worcestershire Library Strategy