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Update from Charlbury Library

All of Oxfordshire's biggest libraries are now open and the process has begun to individually risk assess and plan for the smaller, community supported libraries to open in due course.  A date has not been set to re-open Charlbury Library yet however the attached poster (also displayed at the Community Centre) list the libraries that are currently open.  

Any items borrowed just before lockdown that were due to be returned during lockdown had their return dates rolled back until October, so no fines would be incurred.  This is still the case, but you are welcome to return your books to any open Oxfordshire library and borrow new ones.  Public computer access (booked in advance) and photocopying facilities, bus pass/blue badge applications (booked in advance) are now up and running again.  Reservations can be made on line (you will need a PIN number) and collected at any open library that is convenient for you.

A brand new development, live from today, is that customers are able to pay off any charges on their account online.  See poster for details.  As is the case for reservations, you will need your library PIN number, as well as your library card number to make payments online.  For security reasons, PIN numbers cannot be given out over the phone so you would need to pop into an open branch with some ID and ask at the desk for a reminder of your PIN number if you've forgotten yours.  "Tap and Pay" card readers at the counter are also coming to all our libraries soon!

Face coverings must be worn by customers and staff and each library has plenty of hand sanitiser, test & trace forms, and extra cleaning and social distancing measures in place to help keep you safe during your library visit.  All returned items are quarantined for at least 72 hours before being shelved.  

We look forward to welcoming you back to Charlbury Library when the time comes, but for now, it's business as (almost) usual in many of our other branches, so do pop in.

Julie Ward · Tue 25 Aug 2020, 13:25 · Link


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