Rotherham Libraries

Phased re-opening of libraries

There is a phased re-opening of libraries from Saturday 5 September 2020. In order to keep our staff and customers safe, there will be a temporary reduced service with a reduction in the hours that libraries are open with special measures in place.

The phased re-opening is:

  • Saturday 5 September 2020 – Brinsworth Library, Thurcroft Library and Wath Library
  • Monday 14 September 2020 – Maltby Library
  • Monday 21 September 2020 – Wickersley Library
  • Monday 28 September 2020 – Greasbrough Library

The remainder of the libraries will open from October onwards subject to a review of the first phase of re-openings.

Once opened, these sites will cease offering the call and collect service. Order and collect services will continue to do so until they reopen to the public.

Order and Collect Service

Customers will be required to follow the guidelines set out below when visiting the library:

  • Wear a face covering at all times, unless you are aged 11 and under or have a medical exemption
  • Only access the library when you are advised to do so by a member of staff – there are currently limited numbers allowed into the library at any one time
  • Complete the track and trace form when entering the library
  • Use the public hand sanitiser points at the entrance
  • Observe the social distancing measures whilst queuing and browsing the library

The following services will be available from the library buildings when they reopen:

  • Basic return and issuing of books. Please use the self-service library units for issuing loans where these are available.
  • Limited public computer access. PC use is by pre-booked appointment y and are in two hours sessions.
  • Public toilets will be made available where it is considered safe to do so. This will be considered on a site by site basis.

The following services continue to be suspended:

  • Events and activities
  • Newspapers
  • Printing/photocopying
  • Payments
  • One to one digital support
  • Customer service functions