Libraries and Learning
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information, 14 May 2021
Libraries are open for customers to:
- browse shelves and borrow books using self-service machines
- pre-book desk spaces for work and study for up to 4 hours
- pre-book computer sessions for up to 2 hours
- Reserve & Collect library books using normal reservation process - standard reservation charges will be re-introduced from 1 May 2021
- reserve Children’s Book Bundles for free using a junior library card
- attend free Storytime sessions for pre-school children at The Hive – Book free tickets for Storytime sessions online (opens in a new window)
From 17 May, libraries will be able to offer more face to face services on a pre-bookable basis:
- small social connecting groups of up to 6 people such as reading groups and Knit and Natter can once again meet in library spaces
- one to one sessions that provide valuable support with digital skills, employability and job seeking, and provide business advice and information can take place
- Storytimes and outdoor story events will take place at selected libraries across the county
Normal borrowing periods and standard overdue fees and charges now apply. Customers can now pay fees and charges online.
Revised opening hours remain in operation at some libraries, please check your local library page for up to date details before you visit.
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