Although the physical building has been closed during lockdown, the library was still active behind the scenes offering online resources.
We had to rethink how we did things and how we could best be utilised for our community. We turned to social media to let people know what was available, such as an increase in our e-library stock. Have a look online if you haven’t already. However, all libraries in Suffolk have been and still are offering online events, such as Tot Rock, Storytime and craft making. Here at Capel we had a daily quiz in April, one question per day for 30 days, and an evening quiz in May with several teams.
During July we offered a select and collect service, so people were able to borrow actual books again, and in August reservations came online, which had a very large uptake.
Suffolk Libraries are having a phased return to a fuller service. Please keep an eye on our webpage, Facebook page and Twitter page for full details.
Photocopying and printing is now available. The public computer is also available to book through a member of staff. You will need your library card to make the booking over the phone and when you arrive at the library. Please note the computer is on a priory-based booking system for those needing emails, job seekers, universal credit, HMRC, etc.
Our opening hours are different until further notice. You’ll find full details at: www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/libraries/capel-st-mary-library.
CURRENT OPENING HOURS
Tuesday: 10am to 1pm
Wednesday: 10am to 1pm
Thursday: 10am to 1pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm
If you have items to return, please pop them back through our book drop.
All customers are required to wear a face covering when visiting and we will be asking our staff to do the same. As we need to stick to social distancing guidelines, it would also help if you could come on your own or just bring one child with you, if possible.
It has been great to once again interact with our customers and we look forward to the time when we can allow you to start browsing.
For up to date information visit: www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/coronavirus.