Libraries Unlocked is coming to St John’s Library

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Join us for an introduction to Libraries Unlocked at St John’s Library

Worcestershire County Council has invested in new technology to increase library opening hours, giving residents and community organisations more access to their local library.

Once launched, library customers who are 15 and over, will be able to upgrade to free Libraries Unlocked membership and use the library outside staffed opening hours from 8am and 8pm, Monday to Saturday.

Worcestershire County Council is inviting library members to their upcoming Libraries Unlocked Introduction drop-in session at St John’s Library on 19 February 2024 at 10:00am – 11:30am.

The session is an opportunity to find out more about how Libraries Unlocked works and to share your ideas on how the community can make the most of the new service. 

As a Libraries Unlocked member you will be able to use the library at a time that suits you, whether to borrow or return books, use free library computers and wi-fi, enjoy dedicated study space, attend a community event or hire a meeting room for FREE.

Councillor Marcus Hart, Cabinet Member for Communities at Worcestershire County Council, said: I am thrilled that Libraries Unlocked is coming to St John’s Library and urge you to drop by and learn how it works, the benefits and how you can make the most of the new service. Libraries Unlocked is a brilliant idea that empowers families, working parents, and the entire community to access the library at their convenience.

Don't take our word for it, hear what our Libraries Unlocked members have to say: 

"Brilliant idea and it's enabled us as a family to access the library more."

“As a working Mum extended hours has allowed us to pop in at times the library wouldn’t be open normally.”

“Best thing Worcestershire Libraries have done since the introduction of self service.” 

More information on the libraries that already benefit from Libraries Unlocked can be found on the Library Unlocked webpages.