Library Service Message - March 31st

Gloucestershire Library services are currently operating under national restriction guidelines.  To see which services you can access from home please click here.  Libraries remain open to provide essential PC access to residents who cannot get online at home and we continue to offer request and collection services.    We look forward to extending our services from the 12th April when libraries will re-open for public browsing and computer access. To check your local library opening hours, and services on offer from the 12th, please check Library Locations and Opening Hours.

Cheltenham (including Children's Library & Local Studies)

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

Opening times from Monday 26th April 2021:

Monday                10:00-13:00       Open

                             14:00-17:00       Open

Tuesday               10:00-13:00       Open

                             14:00-17:00       Open

Wednesday          10:00-13:00       Open

                             14:00-16:00       Collection Services

Thursday              10:00-13:00       Open

                             14:00-17:00       Open

Friday                   10:00-13:00       Open

                             14:00-17:00       Open

Saturday               10:00-13:00       Collection Services

Opening times from Monday 12th April 2021:

Monday                10:00-13:00       Open

                             14:00-17:00       Open

Tuesday               10:00-13:00       Open

                             14:00-17:00       Open

Wednesday          14:00-17:00       Open

Thursday              10:00-13:00       Open

                             14:00-17:00       Open

Friday                   10:00-13:00       Open

                             14:00-17:00       Open

Saturday               10:00-13:00       Collection Service

 

Open (from 12th April)

Customers may enter the building, browse, borrow and return books/reservations.  Available reservations can be collected. Public Computers may be used during this time.

Collection Services

Customers can arrange an appointment to collect available reservations from a chosen library during "Collection Services" sessions.  Items may be collected from the door of the library with no access to the inside of the building.  See Request and Collection Services for details.

Computers and Printing

Details about using library computers and printing can be found here Computers and Printing

Closed

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 if available.

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

  • queue management
  • NHS “Track and Trace” recording
  • 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

 

Local Studies Library

Sadly, due to the current situation regarding Covid, our Local Studies library is closed and newspapers are not available. However, please be assured that customers are still able to request loanable items from the library catalogue which can be collected from the Main library.

You can also email enquiries to our Customer Advisers at: cheltlocalstudies@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Local and Family History Newsletters

 

Children's Library

The children's library collection has been relocated to the main library building.  It is available for browsing and selecting books during the opening times above.

 

Book a computer 

Services currently suspended:

  • Access to Local Studies Library building
  • Access to the Children's Library building (collection now in main library)
  • Microfilm reader (booking advisable) 
  • Apply for a bus pass (if you don't have a computer)
  • All groups
  • Computer buddy volunteers
  • Refreshments (self service tea/coffee, cold drinks)
  • Free public Wi-Fi

 

Library Access

  • 'Pay and Display' parking nearby.
  • Main library: ramped access at rear of building.
  • Children's library: level access, automatic doors, baby change facility.
  • Local & Family History Library: lift access, automatic doors.
  • Post box for out of hours book returns (Front door of main library and on Children's library building).

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