This is when Cork’s libraries plan to reopen for borrowing
Running low on summer reads?
Cork’s libraries will begin reopening for borrowing on Monday, June 29th, starting with Bishopstown Library and the three ground floor lending departments at the City Library on the Grand Parade.
Ballincollig, Blackpool, Glanmire, Hollyhill, Mayfield and Tory Top Libraries will follow suit on Tuesday, June 30th, with a priority hour set aside for elderly or at-risk patrons daily from 10am – 11am.
All returned books will be quarantined for 72 hours.
We are delighted to welcome readers back inside our libraries for borrowing from 29 and 30 June. Please be advised that some services are still unavailable. Read our full information on current services and hygiene procedures at https://t.co/9RZ3IBDaEK #CorkCityLibraries pic.twitter.com/pqgTEmeGFT
— Cork City Libraries (@corkcitylibrary) June 25, 2020
Due to social distancing, Blarney Library will continue to operate a Phone, Collect, Return service only. The pop-up library in Douglas will also remain closed for the time being and the Reference Library and Local Studies are still operating a phone and email service.
The following services are still unavailable in libraries due to hygiene and social distance rules:
- Public computers
- Newspapers and magazines
- Reading and study spaces
- Holds, sales, or donations
- Clubs, events, meeting spaces
“Under 12s must be supervised at all times. As maximum numbers will apply we ask that you limit your visit to a quick visit.” said a library spokesperson.