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Suffolk libraries reopen to the public with mobile libraries on the move again




Libraries are set to reopen across Suffolk in the coming days, with the first doors, including those of Bury's library, set to open on July 6.

Mobile libraries will resume their service during the week commencing on July 6 and almost all Suffolk libraries will open during that week, with Lakenheath and Brandon's libraries set to open on July 14 and Wickham Market library scheduled to open on July 21.

Protocol for visitors has undergone a change, with a new 'select and collect' service in operation which will avoid the need for browsing and handling books.

Libraries are reopening
Libraries are reopening

This new system will involve customers calling or emailing in advance with requests for items before coming to the library to collect them.

Screens will be used at enquiry desks, distancing guidelines will be observed and hand sanitiser provided in libraries.

Face coverings are recommended, but not enforced.

Suffolk Libraries will continue to offer an extensive array of digital content and interactive sessions along with traditional services.

Other temporary changes to the service include:

  • Only 10 items can be borrowed at once, but can be kept for four weeks.
  • Borrowing DVDs and CDs is free for the time being.
  • Charges for overdue items have been suspended for July and August.
  • Return dates for items borrowed before lockdown have been extended to August 31.
  • Access to computers, printers and photocopying is unavailable in July.
  • Room hire and activities are suspended and reservations are unavailable in July.

Find out more about your library's reopening by clicking here.


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