A message from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Association of Local Councils (CALPAC):
Following the Prime Minister’s words on Friday 20 March, increasing social distancing by closing many social venues, we are striving to maintain key functions of the library service across Cambridgeshire. We must do this in a way which minimises the risk of infection to our customers and staff as we face the COVID- 19 pandemic, so from next week we plan to focus on increased digital and online offer, and an appointments based system for all Cambridgeshire County Council libraries. This means that from Monday 23 March, our Library buildings will close but the service is working to create an alternative service offer including:
- Appointments to use IT for those who most need it
- A drop off / collection service for item reservations on an appointment basis – with items quarantined for 72 hours between loans
- During the closure period, there will be no fines for overdue materials. Loans will also be extended until isolation advice is lifted for everyone.
- An online offer will be available to give people access to digital books at home, more information about our online library service can be found here