WELCOME BACK TO BROWSING IN OUR LIBRARY
We’d like to thank our many customers for their patience while our services have been limited.
Customers wishing to come in and choose their books from the shelves and displays can do so from 19th April, during our opening hours.
Reservations and Ready Reads services will continue, and the drop box for returned books will remain near the entrance.
The numbers of people in the library will be restricted so please be prepared to queue outside if necessary – and limit your visit to around 15 minutes if others are waiting to come in.
• To observe social distancing while in the library, and to wear a face covering;
• To use the hand sanitizers, at the entrance when you come in, and by the kiosk when you are borrowing books;
• To bring your library card, or your phone if you use the library app;
As part of our efforts to keep customers safe in the library, we ask you to:
• Try and keep handling books to a minimum;
• Use our drop box for returned books whenever possible – this is available during opening hours. Please note: when we’re closed alternative facilities can be found at Ewell (Bourne Hall) or Epsom libraries.
• Note that toilet facilities, newspapers, public computers and activity sessions (eg Rhymetime) are not yet available in our library;
We hope to see you soon!
LIMITED OPENING HOURS
Our current opening
SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM 19th APRIL
- Browsing for books inside the library
- Use our Click & Collect service – reserve your book for free online (click HERE to learn about reservations) and pick up your reserved book from our service desk at the library entrance
- Use our new Stoneleigh Library Ready Reads Service - tell us what you like to read and our team will handpick books for you, ready to collect from our service desk at the library entrance. Click HERE to find out more
SERVICES THAT ARE PAUSED
As things progress, we hope to reintroduce more services but for the time being, the following unavailable at Stoneleigh Library:
- Public Computers
- Printing & Photocopying
- Newspapers and magazines
- Use of study spaces, seating areas and the community room
- Rhymetimes /Storytimes and Children’s Activities (These will be accessible on YouTube and Facebook)
- Face to face events and meetings
- Room hire and groups at the library
- Second-hand book donations and sales
- Sales of other items such as greeting cards, glasses, children’s activity and sticker books
- Leaflets and Information Packs
KEEPING EVERYONE SAFE
We’re really concerned that we keep everyone safe so we ask you to
- Not come if you have any coronavirus symptoms
- Wear a face mask (unless you are exempt) and respect social distancing when interacting with our volunteers
- Use the hand sanitiser provided
- Understand why we can only allow a limited number of customers in the library at any one time
- Be patient and prepared for the weather as you may need to wait outside
MORE INFORMATION FROM SURREY LIBRARIES
Please click HERE for more information on the Surrey County Council Libraries Website.