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Service update:

Following Government guidance for the roadmap out of lockdown, from Monday 12 April, all our libraries have reopened to the public with new opening times. Find out more

New Library Management System Update:

The library catalogue will be unavailable 6 - 21 April as we transfer over to the new Library Management System.  This will mean that some library services will be unavailable for approximately 3 weeks. Full details can be found on our FAQs

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Life in Lockdown

We invite you to contribute your personal examples of life in lockdown to a new exhibition at your local library.
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Library opening hours are changing!

Following Government guidance for the roadmap out of lockdown, we can confirm libraries are reopening to the public on Monday 12 April with new opening times.

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