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UPDATE: Restrictions on emails have been lifted

We now have sufficient confidence our systems and servers have not been affected by the recent cyber attack on our ICT provider, Sopra Steria, that we have lifted the block on external emails.

As you would expect, there are a large number of emails that have been quarantine but work is well under way to release them and should be completed by the end of tomorrow (Friday).

Thank you for your patience and support whilst we have worked to safely resolve the situation.    


If you need us urgently, please call us.

Matson Library

Find out when Matson Library is open and what you can do there

From Friday 16th October this library will open as follows:

Monday         10:00-13:00   Closed

                      14:00-17:00   Closed

Tuesday        10:00-13:00   Closed

                      14:00-17:00   Collection Services

Wednesday   10:00-13:00   Closed

                      14:00-17:00   Open

Thursday      10:00-13:00   Open

                     14:00-17:00   Closed

Friday           10:00-13:00   Closed

                     14:00-17:00   Open

This library is open for collection services, by appointment until Thursday 15th October

Monday 10am-1pm

Wednesday 2-5pm

Friday 2-5pm


Customers may enter the building, browse, borrow and return books/reservations.  Public computers may be booked for use during these times.

Collection Services

Customers can arrange an appointment to collect available reservations from a chosen library.  This may be items that have been reserved on the library catalogue or using Off the Shelf/Ring and Read services.  Items may be collected from the door of the library with no access to the inside of the building.


The building is closed to the public.  Staff may be on site to carry out administration, preparation and cleaning tasks.  Loan items can be returned using the drop box/letter box.

Social distancing measures will be in place at our libraries, including:

  • queue management
  • screens on enquiry desks
  • hand sanitiser stations
  • and quarantine areas for returned books.

Please remember to:

  • Keep your visit as brief as possible
  • Wear a face covering (unless exempt)
  • Bring your library card
  • Stay at home if you are self-isolating or have COVID-19 symptoms.

What we offer

  • PCs with internet access
  • Limited scan facilities - please note we can offer scanning via a USB memory stick - please bring a memory stick with you
  • Photocopying 
  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • Bookstart
  • Home library service

Book a computer 


Currently suspended:

  • Apply for a bus pass (if you don't have a computer)
  • Hire this library - talk to a member of staff for details Hire of Premises Charges
  • All groups 


Library Access

Flat access, automatic doors and street parking.  Post box for out of hours book returns.


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