Phased return of Devon libraries.

Our phased return to libraries starts from Monday 6th July.

What To Expect In Our Libraries.

Libraries will begin to reopen with a limited number of services from Monday 6th July.  Four libraries, Braunton, Chudleigh and Honiton in Devon and Brixham in Torbay, will reopen from Monday 6th July as pilot libraries with public access to choose books from the shelves and use the computer facilities.

A ‘Choose and Collect’ service starts from Monday 6th July, at most libraries, telephone or email your local library and arrange a collection date for titles selected for you.

Devon Mobile Library service will restart from Monday 13th July running a reduced service.

The Home Library Service will resume from some libraries from Monday 13th July.

A Book Delivery service – ‘Books by foot and bike’ is available at some libraries.   Book reservations using our website are currently unavailable, but you can contact your library to see if a book is available for Choose and Collect.

We are pleased to let you know that our libraries are starting the phased reopening plan.

Here’s what we are doing to welcome you back safely:

Our Services:

Choose and Collect. To use our new free of charge ‘Choose and Collect’ service telephone or email your local library, we will select your books or DVDs and you can collect them from the library entrance at a pre-arranged time.

Digital Library.  Download and stream free eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines from our extensive collection. You can use our online resources from home and access to Ancestry Library Edition has been extended to Devon Libraries through to the end of July.??

Book Delivery – Books by foot and bike (available from select libraries only).  Our local Book Delivery service allows you to borrow books, DVDs and other library stock from your local library if you live nearby. Simply telephone your library, we will select items based on our discussion and we will make a delivery to your home.

Library Service at pilot libraries.  From Monday 6th July, we will offer a limited service at four pilot libraries (Braunton, Brixham, Chudleigh and Honiton) and will roll out opening across Devon and Torbay over the following weeks.

To read more and find out what to expect click here

Returning Items.

For all items borrowed prior to lockdown, we have extended loan dates through to the end of August 2020 in order to phase book returns. Please can we request that you continue to hold onto books, CDs and DVDs. We do not require you to make a special visit to your local library to return items and you will be able to return them from when your library reopens throughout July and August. There will be no fines as your current loan period has been extended.  

Read more about our phased reopening plans here


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