Libraries and local history
Re-opening your library safely during COVID-19 from 1 September 2020
We want to welcome you back to your library and offer a service to you again, however we need to make sure you and our staff are safe. We have been working to make the buildings COVID-19 secure in line with government guidelines. The following libraries will be open for order and collection.
|Barking Learning Centre||10am to 5pm||10am to 5pm||10am to 5pm||10am to 5pm||10am to 5pm|
|Dagenham||10am to 5pm||10am to 5pm||10am to 5pm||10am to 5pm||10am to 5pm|
|Marks Gate||Closed||10am to 4pm||10am to 4pm||10am to 4pm||Closed|
|Thames View||Closed||Closed||10am to 4pm||Closed||10am to 4pm|
|Valence||10am to 4pm||Closed||Closed||10am to 4pm||Closed|
|Robert Jeyes Community Library||Closed||Closed||Closed||Closed||Closed|
Changes to the Library Service
These are the services that will be available, when libraries re open. Except for book return they will need to be booked in advance and you will need to be a library member to do that. If you’re not a member of the library, you can join the library online.
Book loans - order and collect
You can request items for loan via our collection service. You can ask for specific titles or types of books, with our online order form by contacting email@example.com or call 0208 724 8725 / 020 8227 3942. You can also reserve online using the library catalogue. We will contact you to let you know when you can collect your items
Book returns will be available during library opening hours. Returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before they are available for loan again.
There will be an Order and Collect service to borrow library items and a limited number of people in the buildings at any one time.
Pre-booked study space only as there are limited spaces at Barking Learning Centre and Dagenham Library. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8724 8725 / 020 8227 3942.
Pre-booked 1 hour sessions only at Barking Learning Centre and Dagenham Library. To allow for cleaning of PC’s after each session. Priority will be given to residents without access to personal computers. Contact email@example.com or call 020 8724 8725 / 020 8227 3942 to book your session. You will need your library number and PIN to book. Printing available via card payment only.
These services will not be available when the libraries first open:
- browsing the shelves
- printed newspapers
- PC access without pre-booking
- public toilets
- events and regular programmes in the building
- room hire