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Newport Central Library to reopen

Credit: Newport Council

Newport City Council will begin the process of restarting library services by reopening Newport Central Library from Tuesday 14 July.

The library will be open from Tuesday-Friday, 10am-12.30pm and 1pm-4pm. Initially, only Central Library will reopen, whilst the council works to extend reopening across all libraries in the city.

A reduced service will be offered at Central, with members having to pre-book an appointment slot to visit in order to collect items reserved online and browse from a small range of unreserved fiction books.

Visits will be limited to two people and fifteen minutes per booking. All other services, including access to IT equipment, will not be available in the first instance.

Whilst physical services are gradually being restored, Newport’s libraries continue to offer members access to digital services such as e-books, audiobooks and magazines.

All current book loans will be automatically extended, whilst fees and overdue charges will continue to be suspended. Members are asked to hold on to any books they have checked out at present, and avoid returning them until physical services are fully restored.

More information on what to expect, and how to book an appointment to visit, can be found on the council’s website.