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Libraries Unlocked

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Launching on 6 June 2022 in Droitwich and Stourport Libraries, a new service from Worcestershire Libraries offering longer opening hours and more flexibility for customers and community groups to use their local library at times that are convenient to them. 

New technology allows customers with Libraries Unlocked membership to enter the library using their library card outside normal opening hours and to use library services independently when staff are not present. 

Customers who upgrade to free Libraries Unlocked membership will be able to access the library from 8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday.

During Libraries Unlocked hours you can:

  • borrow, return and renew library items using self-service kiosks
  • use a free library computer or free library Wi-Fi and print documents
  • use study spaces
  • search online reference services eg. Ancestry 
  • hire a library meeting room
  • meet with friends or join a social connecting interest group
  • take part in activities provided by library partners including adult learning classes, and BIPC business support services

What is Libraries unlocked?

To find out more, please view Libraries Unlocked FAQs (PDF)

Please speak to a member of staff at Droitwich or Stourport libraries to find out more about a free upgrade to Libraries Unlocked membership. Alternatively, please call 01905 822722.

Opening times

Please visit the Droitwich Library webpage for opening hours

Please visit the Stourport Library webpage for opening hours

Who can use Libraries Unlocked?

All library members who are 16 and over are eligible to upgrade to free Libraries Unlocked membership. Under 16s can visit the library during Libraries Unlocked opening hours, but for safeguarding reasons, must be accompanied by a Libraries Unlocked member.

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