COVID-19 Guidance for Libraries • Vision RCL

COVID-19 Guidance for Libraries


We are delighted to be welcoming you back into our award winning libraries. With the Government announcing easing of protective measures from 19 July we would like to reassure you that your safety remains our priority. We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable so would ask that you treat others using the building with consideration as we know that many visitors wish to remain cautious.

To keep everyone safe we encourage you to:

  • Complete Track and Trace on entry to the library
  • Wear a Face covering unless exemptions apply
  • Continue with hand sanitization

We are managing the reintroduction of services and there will be local variations. See details of available services from your local library.

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Borrow and Browse

You can browse our stock as normal, whether you’re a lover of adventure, history, art or anything in between, come and find the perfect book.

Book a PC

PC’s can be booked in advance and will be available for a maximum of 1 hour and 2 hour slots per day.

Wipes to clean PC’s and desks between customers are available on request.

Not Ready To Return?

We are automatically renewing books and suspending any new fines until 30 September. Please note any fines and charges on your account incurred before the 16 March 2020 have not been waived and will need to be paid. From 1 October 2021 normal fines and charges will apply.

Our Virtual Library is available 24/7, borrow eBooks, Audiobooks, Newspapers and Magazines from your home instantly.

Where is open?

LibraryMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday SaturdaySunday
Aldersbrook
Library
10:00-13:00
14:00-17:00
10:00-13:00
14:00-17:00
Closed10:00-13:00
14:00-17:00
10:00-13:00
14:00-17:00
11:00-15:00Closed
Fullwell
Cross Library
10:00-17:0010:00-17:0010:00-17:0010:00-17:0010:00-17:0010:00-16:00Closed
Gants Hill
Library
10:00-17:0010:00-17:0010:00-17:0010:00-17:0010:00-17:0010:00-16:00Closed
Goodmayes
Library
10:00-17:0010:00-17:00Closed10:00-17:0010:00-17:0010:00-16:00Closed
Hainault
Library
10:00-17:0010:00-17:00Closed10:00-17:0010:00 -17:0010:00-16:00Closed
Keith Axon
Centre
10:00-17:00Closed10:00-17:00Closed10:00-13:0010:00-16:00Closed
Redbridge
Central Library
10:00-17:0010:00-17:0010:00-17:0010:00-17:0010:00-17:0010:00-17:00Closed
Seven Kings
Library
Closed10:00-17:0010:00-17:0010:00-17:0010:00-17:0010:00-14:0010:00-14:00
South Woodford
Library and Gym
06:00-22:0006:00-22:0006:00-22:0006:00-22:0006:00-22:0008:00-18:0008:00-18:00
Wanstead
Library
10:00-17:0010:00-17:0010:00-17:0010:00-17:0010:00-17:0010:00-16:00Closed