November 2020 Lockdown Message

In line with the Government announcement of 31st October, introducing new national restrictions, county libraries will be closed for general public access from Thursday 5th November 2020. Community Libraries are different so please check individual sites.

We  will continue to  offer our ‘Off the Shelf’ and ‘Reserve and Collect’ services and some libraries will also provide limited access to public PCs for essential use only.  Please check our website for updated information and collection times.

No fines will be incurred whilst libraries are closed, however, should you wish to return any items you currently have on loan, please return them using the library drop box or letterbox.  You can renew your library items at :

You can access our digital content with your library card:

Find out how to get started with eBooks, eAudiobooks & eMagazines here

Visit the Virtual Reference Library  for a range of information resources that can be accessed from home, including the Naxos classical music library, the latest articles from local and national newspapers on NewsBank and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Newent Library

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

Opening times:

Monday       10:00-13:00   Closed

                    14:00-17:00   Collection Services  

Tuesday       10:00-13:00   Collection Services

                     14:00- 17:00   Collection Services

Wednesday  Closed                

Thursday      10:00-13:00  PC access for essential use

                     14:00-17:00  PC access for essential use

Friday           10:00-13:00  Collection Services

                     14:00-17:00  Closed

Saturday      10:00-13:00   Collection Services

PC Access      

Essential use only.  Booking required.

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.

All other services are suspended.

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.

Book a computer 

What we offer

  • PCs with internet access - available to book 3 days in advance
  • Limited scan facilities - please note we can offer scanning via a USB memory stick - please bring a memory stick with you
  • Photocopying


Library Access

  • Ramped access with automatic doors
  • Public car park with parking for people with access needs
    • Post box for out of hours book returns

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