Camden libraries update

Following the most recent guidance from government, we are working on plans to make sure Camden’s libraries can be opened safely. This will include a phased approach to reopening, with limited computer access available at two libraries first. This approach will be followed in the remaining venues over the summer period.

During this time we will continue to offer our digital library and expand our range of online events and resources. During the coronavirus outbreak, the Home Library Service (HLS) has delivered books to residents on the government’s shielded list. Over the summer, the service will resume deliveries to its existing housebound customers with an aim to expand its offer to new clients.

Protecting residents and staff remains our priority and we are working to make sure that safety measures are in place before reopening. This includes completing full risk assessments of all our libraries in consultation with our union colleagues. We will release more information on our steps to reopening with dates very soon. We look forward to welcoming residents back to Camden’s libraries.