Lambeth: Further libraries re-open

25 August 2020

Written by: Lambeth Council

News and announcements

Two more Lambeth libraries are re-resuming services this week after an initial Covid-19 safe re-opening of seven other branches in the borough.

Minet Library in Knatchbull Road will be open today (Aug25) and will be offering services from 11am to 4pm between Monday and Saturday. Upper Norwood Library in Westow Hill will also open today between 11am and 4pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

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Lambeth: Further libraries re-open

Since July 20 Brixton, Clapham, West Norwood, South Lambeth, Streatham, Durning, Carnegie library have been open by appointment only from Monday to Saturday, from 11am to 4pm to maintain social distancing and keep everyone safe.

Minet Library and Upper Norwood Library are both re-opening on the same basis as the previous seven.

Residents can call or email their library to make an appointment to use a computer or collect pre-selected books from our catalogue. There is the option for one of our team of expert librarians to select items for residents based on their personal tastes.

An appointment is not needed to return items to any branches.

Cllr Sonia Winifred, Cabinet member for Equalities and Culture, said: “I’m delighted we are able to make this next step after a successful initial period. Our libraries are a brilliant community resource and hugely treasured. We have worked hard to resume services in a way that is safe for both staff and library users.

“I want to thank our staff for their dedication through this difficult and unprecedented time, as well as thanking our residents for their understanding and cooperation in adopting the Covid-19 prevention measures that we must currently have in place.”

The Home Library Service has also restarted and can deliver books to people who are housebound and cannot get to a library. Email to sign up for this service. The Home Library Service will be doing door-step deliveries only.

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