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Staffordshire Libraries

Coronavirus update for libraries - phased re-opening

Staffordshire’s 43 libraries will begin a phased reopening from Monday 6 July.

The Libraries Team are really looking forward to welcoming you back as they begin a phased re-opening from 6th July.

There will be some simple steps to follow to make your visit pleasant and safe for you and them.

To find out which libraries are opening when, take a look at the libraries website or Facebook page

The online library for free eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines and newspapers will be still available for you to use, as are a selection of free to access online resources.

If you’re not already a member, or know somebody who could benefit from these services, follow this link to join. It's easy and it's free.

To view what is on your library account, please login to our library catalogue with your card number and PIN.

The Library service look forward to welcoming you all back soon.

Facebook Groups and Activities

The Libraries Team will continue to provide regular groups and activities via Facebook

Please take a look at the timetable for details. Here are aslo some tasters about what is available via Facebook

Creative Group

CreateSpace is a new creative and social group. Artists Ben and Phil, from Juneau Projects, will be providing regular themes and activities that you can do at home, including drawing, painting, mixed media and more.

Share what you make and chat with others in an informal way! 

Book Chat

Love books, missing your reading group, why not chat online with like-minded people in our new Facebook Book Chat Group?

Writers group

Missing your writers group? Join ‘Staffordshire Scribblers’ a new online creative writing Facebook group.

Keeping in touch with libraries

Do keep in touch by following on Facebook and/or Twitter @StaffsLibraries where the services are posting information, advice and sharing what else is going on in the world of libraries!

Please note: Due to the coronavirus, all face to face library groups, services and activities have been temporarily suspended. Please check websites, ring, email or contact the service via social media if you would like to find out what support is available.

Not listed? It's quick, easy and free to join.

Coronavirus / Covid 19 support                                                                              

If you are in need of help because of the Coronavirus, please take a look at our support page for details of who can support you.

How do I join my local library?

It’s free to join and borrow books from your library. 

The quickest and easiest way is to apply online

Alternatively you can join at your local library by going to the main desk.

What else is available at my local library?

Each library has slightly different services and facilities, but most will have:

The above are just a few examples of what you will find at the library, but there is lots more on offer.

Need help with IT or to get online?

When your local libaray is fully open they will start to offer drop-in sessions where you can meet an IT Buddy? 

1-2-1 sessions are usually also available but must be booked in advance

No booking required for drop-in sessions.

Booking is essential for 1-2-1 sessions. 

Every library and travelling library has computers available for free use. You can use the library computers to access the internet, email accounts and to use our installed programs. 

If you're just starting out, there are many ways libraries can help:

Why not recommend Staffordshire Connects to your family and friends as a great website to use online and take a look at! 

What activities and groups are usually available at my local library?

All of the libraries usually offer different types of activities and groups ranging from knit and natter clubs, coffee mornings, reading groups, art classes, carers groups, friendship groups and much, much more.  

Search for your local library here on Staffordshire Connects and take a look at their website or Facebook pages for details of what they provide and when.  

Some of the activities and events are also listed in our library events section. Please note these are all cancelled until further notice. 

Activities during the Coronavirus 

During the Coronavirus, the Libraries Team are now providing regular groups and activities via Facebook

Please take a look at the timetable for details

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