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11 Sep 2020

Riverside Library opening

Riverside Library has reopened, but with reduced hours. The restricted hours are a result of it taking more staff time to manage the library space, and handle the stock appropriately, both of  which help to ensure a safer environment for customers. It was our intention to try to open Riverside Library on Saturdays, and we trialled this on Saturday 5 Sep.

After the trial we have decided that Riverside Library will remain closed on Saturdays for the time being. There is an opportunity to use the staff time to improve customer access to Normanton and Alvaston, which are currently only open as Click & Collect sites ( no customer access to the library ). We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience.

4 Aug 2020

Important information about our libraries during COVID-19

A phased re-opening of our sites will take place allowing as much use of library facilities as is safe and practical at this time.

The Home Library Service has now resumed, and Derby Local Studies and Family History Library is taking enquiries, by phone, text and email.

Riverside Library will reopen from 10 August, and Mickleover Library from 11 August, for customers to browse and borrow books and use PC’s.

From 24 August, Alvaston Library and Normanton Library will operate a Click and Collect service, where customers can return books and collect reserved items.

We continue to 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.