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Corona virus and Low Fell Library

posted Mar 16, 2020, 9:43 AM by lf lf   [ updated Mar 23, 2020, 9:22 AM ]
Sadly Low Fell Library will be closed from 5 pm tonight until further notice. Books that fall overdue during this pandemic will occur no fines. This is inline with Gateshead Central Library and the other council run libraries in Gateshead. We look forward to welcoming you when the situation allows.

Our response to the current pandemic is being assessed on an ongoing basis, being informed by government advice and procedures set by central library. We hope to maintain as full a service as possible however, as the majority of our volunteers are elderly, and thereby in the group at highest risk, our activities and opening hours will reflect this. We will provide updated details on our website, Facebook page and by email in our newsletter. 

In response to the current pandemic we have been forced to make a number of changes.

  • All overdue book fines will be waived until further notice
  • Provision of newspapers may be removed - check website for up to date measures.
  • Customers are encouraged to use the hand sanitiser and keyboard wipes on the desks 
  • Staff will be using gloves to handle book returns. 
  • Returned books will be quarantined for three days 
  • We have made some changes to help people maintain social distancing (re-organising & reducing our computer terminals and removing some of our seating provision).
  • Jigsaws are no longer available
  • At present all of our planned activities are cancelled until further notice this includes all Rhyme Time sessions.
...but let’s be positive – we are staying open, books can be borrowed, we have free public computers for internet access, photocopying and printing facilities and free NHS hearing aid batteries, and we are still collecting food and sanitary items for the foodbank
Thank you
LFLA Chair

The Library will be now be open:

Monday - 9:30-17:00
Tuesday - 9:30-17:00
Wednesday - 9:30-13:00
Thursday - 9:30-13:00
Friday - 9:30-13:00
Saturday - 9:30-12:30

Please note that the library will now be closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons however, we are open as normal at all other times
as usual.