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Small delay for our local libraries

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Posted on: 17 June 2021

The reintroduction of in-person library services – staff and library services operating like they used to pre-pandemic – has been delayed, following the Prime Minister’s announcement this week.

Meanwhile, our interim arrangements still stand.

Book browsing is available in almost all our libraries, with free access to computers, bookable in advance.

Mobile libraries are out and about and bubble groups are able to browse the stock at a time.

Indoor cafes in Exeter, Newton Abbot and Cullompton are open, for individuals and groups up to six people, and outdoor spaces are also open where available.

The Home Library Service in Devon is being offered where volunteers are comfortable providing this service. Please contact your local library to enquire about availability.

There will be some changes coming into effect over the summer:

  • Loans from the 7 June have reverted to the standard three week period, and one week for DVDs.
  • From the 1 July, up to 20 books can be borrowed at any one time.
  • And reservation charges will recommence on the 1 July.

Visitors to our libraries are asked to follow the public health advice, to follow social distancing rules, wear a face covering when in the library, and to wash their hands regularly.

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