Libraries working towards reopening

Published Friday, 10 July 2020

Coventry Libraries have been missing you very much and look forward to seeing you soon.

Lots of work has been taking place during lockdown to make sure libraries can open their doors again in the safest possible way for visitors and staff and a plan is in place to gradually phase the service back. 
Central, Tile Hill, Stoke, Foleshill and Bell Green libraries will be the first to open their doors, though a date has not yet been set for reopening.

The first stage of reopening will be a ‘Click and Collect’ service. You will be able to order a book bundle online or over the telephone and arrange an appointment to collect it from a library.

A few weeks later Libraries will offer some appointments for you to choose some books from quick choice trolleys in the library. Computers will also be available for people to book in advance to use. These will be self-use with no staff support available due to social distancing.

The Library Service will then work towards opening up more of the space as things progress nationally and we learn more about Covid-19

Cllr Kevin Maton, Cabinet Member responsible for libraries, said: “Like many people I’ve really missed being able to pop in to the library and I’m pleased we’re getting closer and closer to the time when we get back to browsing for a best seller.

“It’s important though that we make sure we’re doing all we can to make sure visitors and staff are safe.”

Library items that are currently on-loan will continue to be renewed and there will be no fines or fees.  Printing and photocopying services will not be available due to no cash handling for safety.

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