The final preparations are being made to welcome members back to Derby Libraries. A phased re-opening of our sites will take place over the next month, allowing as much use of library facilities as is safe and practical at this time.

While we are very much looking forward to seeing our members again, inevitably there will be changes to the services available, and opening hours. The safety of our customers and staff is our priority.

The Home Library Service has now resumed, and Derby Local Studies and Family History Library is taking enquiries, by phone, text and email.

Riverside Library will reopen from 10 August, and Mickleover Library from 11 August, for customers to browse and borrow books and use PC’s. From 24 August, Alvaston Library and Normanton Library will operate a Click and Collect service, where customers can return books and collect reserved items.

Councillor Robin Wood, Derby City Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, said: “Re-opening our libraries has taken considerable planning. I would like to thank the staff members, who have all undergone training to help the libraries run as safely as possible in these unusual times. I know they can’t wait to see members again.”

For more information please see the Derby Libraries website.