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20 Mar 2020

Important information about our libraries during COVID-19

In response to the Government’s latest guidance concerning the COVID-19 virus, and in the best interests of our visitors and staff, Derby Libraries will be closing their doors temporarily after business hours on Saturday 21 March. This will be for at least four weeks.

This means Derby City Council’s libraries at Riverside, Mickleover, Normanton and Alvaston, as well as the Local Studies Library, will be closed to the public. UPDATE 24 March to include Riverside Libraries.

The city’s Community Managed Libraries at Allestree, Allenton, Blagreaves, Chellaston, Derwent, Mackworth, Chaddesden Park, Sinfin, Spondon and Springwood, which are not run by Derby City Council, have already temporarily closed to the public.

All items are being issued with a return date in June. Items already out on loan have already had their return date extended, although customers may not be aware of this. Members can continue to renew their loans online. Unfortunately, we will not be able to issue reserved books at this time.

It is a difficult time for all of us, but we would urge library members to make use of our electronic services while they are unable to visit us in person. More information about the services and how to get started can be found on our eLibrary pages.

We wish all our members well and look forward to welcoming them back as soon as we can.

17 Mar 2020

Library loan extension date

The date to return books on loan to our libraries has been extended to Wed 10 Jun. You can check your account information at Renew items online