Libraries and local history
Due to the government announcement on the lockdown starting from 5 November 2020, please see the following changes
To help keep everyone safe, face coverings are to be worn inside the libraries at all times (unless exemption applies). Stay home if:
- you are feeling unwell
- you have a family member at home who is unwell
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
These services will not be available:
- browsing the shelves
- printed newspapers
- PC access
- public toilets
- events and regular programmes in the building
- room hire
- study space