Changes we have made for your safety

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COVID-19 libraries update - Aug 2021

Derby Libraries are pleased to be able to welcome customers back into librariesOur staff will continue to wear face coverings and we would encourage our customers to do wear face coverings if they are able, to help protect others. Customers will be asked to check in for NHS Test and Trace purposes on arrival, and maintain social distancing. 

Library events and activities are resuming from September. Spaces are limited so booking is essential. Please book in the library, or phone to book your place.

Derby Local Studies and Family History Library is offering pre-bookable appointments for either PC/microfilm use or to look at paper documents. 

Keeping safe at Derby Libraries

As spaces are limited on library events and activities, booking is essential. Please book in the library, or phone to book your place.

When attending a library event or activity, we encourage you to show caution and respect to others, for the safety and comfort of all.

If you feel unwell or have tested positive for Covid-19 you must not attend.

We will continue to make Test and Trace available to anyone who would like to check in on arrival.

We encourage you to:

  • sanitize hands
  • wear a face covering
  • practice social distancing

Library staff will:

  • Ensure furniture and workstations are sanitized
  • Work from behind a screen where practical
  • Wear a face covering (unless specified otherwise in the event information)
  • Practice social distancing
Let's Do the Right thing for Derby

Tue 27 Jul 2021

Here are some of the steps we are putting in place for the re-opening of our libraries. 

Social distancing 

  • We have installed clear signage to manage movement into, around, and out of our libraries.
  • Where possible, we have altered the layout to allow plenty of space to move about freely.
  • For the health and safety of everyone in the library, we ask that if possible, you come to the library alone.
  • We have reduced the number of public computers to minimise health risks.

Personal protection

  • We will ask you for your contact details at the point of arrival in cooperation with the NHS Test and Trace scheme. 
  • Our staff will continue to wear face coverings and we would encourage our customers to do wear face coverings if they are able, to help protect others. 
  • You will be encouraged to clean your hands using hand sanitiser when you enter the library. Hand sanitisers are positioned throughout for your usage.
  • We have installed protective screens at our service desks.

Library cleaning

  • We have increased our standard cleaning rotas and procedures. Staff will also wipe down common touch point areas.
  • Staff will wipe down public PCs and furniture after each session.

Card/contactless payment

  • To reduce as much contact as possible we have introduced card/contactless payments.