Over 60 libraries across Essex have now opened their doors to welcome customers back following our closure due to Covid-19.
The feedback received has been overwhelmingly positive – thank you to everyone who has commented.
“I visited today and was impressed with the safety measures and social distancing in place. The staff were informative and helpful. Excellent!”
“A fantastic visit…to borrow books. We’ve missed you. Excellent new stock and everything laid out in a handy way to respect the COVID-19 guidelines. Well done guys, keep up the good work.”
The remaining seven libraries are being constantly reviewed and, where it is safe and possible, plans are being put in place for them to open during August.
From 1 August the reservation service will restart. this is an important and valued part of the library offer and it will enable library users to have access to more stock than is available in just their local library.
From 1 August there will also be a limited number of public computers available, enabling those without internet provision at home to access this important service. More details on this will be published on the website soon.
Of course, the libraries are looking slightly different at the moment, due to the safety measures w put in place, and they are providing a service that is more limited than usual. This video shows what to expect when you visit the library.
For all the latest information on the services available please see our reopening FAQs page.