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Covid-19 Updates

Updated January 21st 2022

Wearing a face covering whilst visiting our libraries is appreciated. Hand sanitisation stations, ventilation of our library spaces, regular cleaning and Test & Trace will remain. Services may differ per library. For more information on our libraries, please visit our library pages

 

From Thursday 27th January the government will no longer mandate the wearing of face masks anywhere, but continues to suggest the use of face coverings in enclosed or crowded places, particularly where we come into contact with people we don’t normally meet. Wearing a face covering, unless you are exempt, in our libraries is appreciated. Please do not enter our libraries if you have Covid symptoms.

Throughout the pandemic our focus has been keeping customers, staff and volunteers safe and this will continue to be a priority.  We will follow any further changes to government guidance and will continue to keep customers updated.

We ask all customers to be kind and respectful towards each other and our staff.  We will maintain the following Covid safety measures – hand sanitisation stations, ventilation of our library spaces, respecting personal space and regular cleaning.

Library services currently available at your library are:

  • Book browsing is available in our 54 libraries and all 4 mobile libraries.
  • Free access to computers. You can book in advance.
  • Our indoor cafés in Exeter, Newton Abbot and Cullompton are open.
  • The Quiet Room at Exeter Library is open and study space is available in other libraries.
  • Our mobile libraries are on the road offering books and other items.
  • Home library service is available for our housebound customers. Please contact your local library if you would like to hear more about this service.
  • Meeting rooms are available for hire without restrictions.
  • In-person library events, check with your library for local events.
  • We continue to offer a wide range of eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines and newspapers on our website, as well as a vibrant programme of digital events via our social media.

Information and advice

Reliable and up to date information about the coronavirus situation is available from:

Translated videos in a variety of languages (Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, British Sign Language, Bulgarian, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish (Sorani), Latvian, Lithuanian, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese) and a range of information including about the vaccine and information for tourists – for when lockdown restrictions ease. To request information in different formats or languages email customer@devon.gov.uk

In addition, there is remote access to Business Information databases.  Find out more at https://bipc.librariesunlimited.org.uk

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Vulnerable and older customers

We provide invaluable social contact for many of our older and more vulnerable customers. Many of our Home Library Service volunteers are remaining in touch with customers.

Business support

We have a range of online business support, events and information available via our Business and IP Centre.
 

Our libraries

Check your library page for more information.

 
 
Open for Choose and Collect
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Open for computer use
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Open for meeting rooms
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Open for browsing books
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