November 2020 Lockdown Message

In line with the Government announcement of 31st October, introducing new national restrictions, libraries will be closed for general public access from Thursday 5th November 2020.

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.

Returning and renewing items during the period of restricted access

  • You can return items to any Gloucestershire Library.  All but 3 libraries (Gloucester, Up Hatherley & Hesters Way) have drop boxes to return items when the library is closed.
  • If an item has a reservation on it please do return the item if possible.
  • You can renew items that you currently have on loan via the Library Catalogue.
  • Please note you will not incur fines for items you have on loan during the period of restricted access. 

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