News from Capel Library

We are very pleased to announce that Capel library opened on Tuesday 7 July.

Suffolk Libraries has been following government advice and carefully planning the reopening of library branches. As I’m sure everyone will understand, the wellbeing and safety of our customers and staff is our priority so our services will look a little different initially:

Our opening hours are different until further notice. You can see full details on our website

Current opening hours: Tuesday 10am to 1pm
Wednesday 10am to 1pm
Thursday 10am to 1pm
Saturday 10am to 1pm

The government advised against allowing browsing of books and other items. We have implemented a new select and collect service. You can contact us in advance to arrange an appointment to collect requested items.

Access to computers, printing, photocopying and the reservation system was not available in July but keep an eye on our website for updates.

Customers can only borrow 10 items at a time, but you keep them for an extended period of up to 4 weeks. Again, this is subject to change.

Overdue charges will remain suspended throughout July and August.

Return dates for loans taken out prior to lockdown will be extended to 31 August.

If you have items to return, then please pop them back through our book drop.

We will constantly review the situation over the coming months and reintroduce services and activities when it’s safe to do so.

If you are being shielded or self-isolating, we would naturally ask that you stay away from the library for now. We’d also recommend that customers wear a face covering when visiting if possible and 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.

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