Richmondshire libraries still open for book lending, staff say

Richmond Library.

Library users in Richmondshire have been told they can still borrow books despite the lockdown.

The libraries in Richmond, Catterick Garrison and Colburn remain open for lending, staff say.

All CRACCL libraries have had to close for public browsing until 2nd December, in line with Government Covid-19 legislation.

Jo Partington, from Catterick Richmond and Colburn Community Libraries (CRACCL), said: “Although customers are not able to enter the library to choose their own books, the select and collect service that began earlier in the year is still operating.

“Customers can contact their local library with requests and pick up books from the library entrance.

“Anyone who is stuck on what to choose, or who fancies something a bit different, could always try one of the ready to go book bundles, for both adults and children.”

Both the select and collect and the book bundle service are available at Catterick and Richmond branches but not at Colburn.

People are still able to use the library computers for essential use at Catterick, Colburn and Richmond branches.

To manage demand and ensure safety, customers must contact their library in advance by phone or email to book a computer.

Workstations will be cleaned between each use and hand sanitiser and wipes will be available.

Computer sessions will be limited to 30 minutes and we are sorry, but we are not able to offer one-to-one support at this time.

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