Libraries and Learning
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information, 30 November 2020
From Wednesday 2 December Worcestershire Libraries will be extending available services
From this date library customers will be able to:
- browse shelves and borrow books using self-service kiosks
- return books
- pre-book public computers
- pre-book a desk in the library for study and/or wi-fi access
Library staff will also be on hand to answer queries and provide information.
Normal book reservation services will resume and customers will be able to request books from any library in Worcestershire.
The mobile library service will also be recommencing. Subject to volunteer availability, Library Service at Home book deliveries will be available for customers who are unable to visit their local library.
We will look to bring further services back into libraries in early 2021.
Return dates have been extended to 31 December 2020 and no overdue fines will apply between 28 October and 31 December 2020.
Social distancing and hygiene measures are in place for everyone’s safety. To comply with government guidance, library visitors need to wear a face covering and register contact details with library staff on entry. The number of customers allowed into the library at any one time will be managed; browsing time will be limited to 20 minutes and computers and desks will be cleaned thoroughly after each use.
Revised opening hours are still in operation at some libraries, please check details for your local library
A wide range of additional online services, activities and events can be accessed via:
- the mobile library resumed normal service on 7 September with safe, socially-distanced browsing and borrowing; customers are requested to wear a face covering when on board; for further details regarding the Mobile Library Service visit the Mobile Libraries page
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