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Libraries - emergency closures

North Somerset Libraries have begun a phased reopening programme.

Following government advice, changes will come in gradually, focusing on the health and safety of our staff, customers, residents and volunteers.

A non-contact click and collect service is now running at all libraries, except Congresbury Community Libary.

Limited services and reduced opening hours will be available at these libraries:

From Monday 3 August:

From Monday 10 August:

To use the computers and print documents you need to book an appointment by calling or emailing the library.

You can come into the library to borrow books using self-service.

The following services will not be available:

  • computer assistance
  • reference material
  • newspapers
  • study space
  • face-to-face enquiries
  • events and groups

Please help staff and customers to stay safe by:

  • always observing a 2m distance
  • sanitising your hands
  • wearing a face covering if possible
  • limiting the time you spend in the library

Temporary opening hours

Clevedon (from 3 August):

  • Monday 9.30am–12.30pm
  • Tuesday 1.30pm–4.30pm
  • Friday 9.30am–12.30pm
  • Saturday 9.30am–12.30pm

For All Healthy Living Centre (from 3 August):

  • Monday 9.30am–12.30pm
  • Tuesday 1.30pm–4.30pm
  • Thursday 1.30pm–4.30pm
  • Friday 9.30am–12.30pm

Nailsea (from 10 August):

  • Tuesday 9.30am–12.30pm
  • Wednesday 1.30pm–4.30pm
  • Thursday 9.30am–12.30pm
  • Friday 1.30pm–4.30pm
  • Saturday 9.30am–12.30pm

Portishead (from 10 August):

  • Tuesday 9.30am–12.30pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am–12.30pm
  • Thursday 1.30pm–4.30pm
  • Saturday 9.30am–12.30pm

Yatton (from 10 August):

  • Monday 1.30pm–4.30pm
  • Thursday 9.30am–12.30pm

Extended access is not available at Portishead, Winscombe, Worle and Yatton libraries.

Some libraries share a building with children’s centres. If you are currently under midwifery care at a children’s centre, keep attending at your usual location as these midwife appointments will continue.

Library loans before April 2020 have been extended until Tuesday 1 September 2020. You can return items using the drop-box at Clevedon, The Healthy Living Centre, Nailsea, Pill, Portishead, Weston, Worle and Yatton libraries.

Online services will still be available to use and we’re working hard to develop additional digital resources.

Click and collect service

  • let us know what kind of books you enjoy
  • we choose up to six fantastic books for you
  • collect your books safely from the library

Ordering books

  • to place your order call or email your local library –  ClevedonThe Campus, For All Healthy Living CentreNailseaPillPortishead, WestonWinscombeWorleYatton and the Mobile Library Centre
  • give your library card number when placing an order. If you’re not yet a member you can join for free on the LibrariesWest website
  • we will offer you a time to come and collect your books. They will be ready for you at the library entrance. Please observe a 2m distance if others are waiting
  • if you have specific access requirements, please let the library know when you place your order
  • you can ask for books in large print format or on CD, if you need them. DVDs (U and PG) are available for no charge
  • parents can order and collect books for their children
  • if you can’t come to the library yourself why not ask friends or family members if they can collect your books for you?
  • staff will select items for you from the shelves in your library so we cannot guarantee that a specific title will be available
  • it’s not possible to reserve a specific book on the LibrariesWest catalogue - this service will be available again soon

Returning library books

Return books through the external book drop or letterbox at your local library and we will make sure they are safe for the next person to borrow.

You can return items to the Campus Library from 9am-noon (Mon-Fri).

Do not return any books to Congresbury Community Library for the time being.

Safety information

Each library has careful distancing and safety measures in place to help keep you and our staff safe. We are following government guidelines on COVID safety. If you wish to speak to a member of staff, please phone or email.

You can use your library card to borrow ebooks, e-audiobooks, digital newspapers, magazines and comics for free.

Online library services

Library enquiry service

Join the library online