Wandsworth’s network of local neighbourhood libraries to reopen

Published: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

As the nation continues to emerge from the Coronavirus lockdown and life slowly begins to return to normality, more local branch libraries in Wandsworth will start to reopen their doors from next week.

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From Monday, August 3, Earlsfield, Roehampton and Battersea’s York Gardens libraries will all reopen.

The following Monday (August 10), it will be the turn of Battersea Park, Southfields and Northcote libraries to reopen their doors.

Once reopened they will join the borough’ main town centre libraries in Balham, Tooting, Battersea, Putney and Wandsworth Town which all reopened on July 6.

All the libraries are offering book drop-offs and pick-ups, along with access to computers and printing services.

People wishing to borrow books need to call or email their requests in advance or reserve items online via the library catalogue. These will then be available to collect. People can also book computer sessions, but these will be available only by pre-booking for 30-minute sessions. General browsing is not yet permitted.

The libraries will also be operating reduced opening hours - 10am to 2.30pm on weekdays and Saturdays. People planning a trip to their local library can also double check if there are any last minute changes or disruptions to the service by visiting the library services website

In addition, people can also access book lendings via the borough’s Home Delivery Library Service which has operated uninterrupted throughout the pandemic.

For more information visit https://www.better.org.uk/library/wandsworth.