Libraries reopening

Northumberland Libraries reopening update

In line with the Government’s relaxing of Covid restrictions many libraries in Northumberland will be reopening from April 12. 
Most libraries will reopen for time limited browsing and PC access, however they are operating amended opening hours so members are advised to check with their local library before visiting. 
For those who prefer libraries are also continuing to offer a select and collect service where members can request specific books or genres to be collected at an arranged date and time. 
Books can also be returned during operating hours. Fines on any overdue books are currently suspended. 
A number of libraries will remain closed including Alnwick which is undergoing repair work, and Hirst and Bedlington Station. Cramlington library will continue to offer select and collect until April 21 when it will relocate to the new Community Hub.  
The mobile library will also begin operating an amended schedule from April 12, but access onto the vehicle will be restricted. Please check halt times by ringing 01670 620204. 
The service will also continue to offer its Reading Friends telephone calls and Doorstep Deliveries to library members. 
The digital library continues to offer hundreds of e-Books, e-Audio, e-newspapers and magazines to read. If you are not a library member you can join online today and access the digital library with your temporary borrower ID. 
A virtual events programme will continue as the service prepares for the safe resumption of some of our face-to-face activities. 
For anyone who needs help getting online or accessing online service you can contact the Digital Helpline. Call 0345 600 6400 and request a call back or complete this short form. 
Further information can be found at  
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