Answered By: Kathryn Devine
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2020     Views: 96

Please refer to our coronavirus page for our latest service updates.

The Hive re-opened on Saturday 4 July 2020. 

The reopening of library buildings will be carefully phased, managed and monitored in line with Government guidance.

From Monday 3 August 2020, you can: 

  • Browse shelves and borrow books using self-service kiosks
  • Reserve books using the normal reservation process (the interim reserve and collect service ended on 1 August 2020)
  • Return books via the external hatch next to the Hive entrance
  • Pre-book computers by calling the customer contact centre on 01905 822722
  • Pre-book a desk in the library for study and/or wi-fi access by calling 01905 822722
  • Library staff will be on hand to answer queries and provide information

Additional information:

  • The Hive will not be available for group events and activities, as a meeting place or a place to spend time reading or relaxing
  • Social distancing and hygiene measures will be in place for everyone’s safety
  • The number of customers allowed into the library at any one time will be managed
  • Browsing time will be limited to 20 minutes and computers and desks will be cleaned thoroughly after each use and hand sanitizer will be provided
  • You can find information about other county libraries, and their latest service updates on the Hive's coronavirus information page