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Coronavirus update for libraries

Suspension of services

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak all Libraries in Staffordshire are now closed, and our service is suspended until further notice. This includes all:

  • Staffordshire county managed libraries
  • community managed libraries
  • the mobile library service
  • the home reader service
  • the schools’ library service

This decision supports the government’s most recent advice to the public to implement social distancing and to stay at home.

All loans will be automatically extended until libraries reopen and fines will not be charged for late returns so please do not worry if you have books at home, please continue to enjoy them.

Our online library for free eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines and newspapers is available for you to use, as are a selection of free to access online resources.

If you’re not already a member, or know somebody who could benefit from these services, follow this link to join. It's easy and it's free.

To view what is on your library account, please login to our library catalogue with your card number and PIN.

We look forward to welcoming you all back to our libraries in the future.

In the meantime, do keep in touch by following us on Facebook and/or Twitter @StaffsLibraries where we are posting information, advice and sharing what else is going on in the world of libraries!




Staffordshire Libraries and Arts staff, who are able, will be redeployed to support the county council’s commitment to keep vital services running.




We have fully appreciated your continued commitment to volunteer over the last few weeks.  However, the government’s advice for the over-70s, pregnant women and those with underlying health conditions is to avoid non-essential social contact.

We have a commitment to keep vital services running and, undoubtedly, there will be opportunities for you to support this if you are willing and able. If you are interested in wider volunteer opportunities, please complete the questionnaire stating that you are an existing library volunteer.

Support Staffordshire are also co-ordinating volunteering opportunities to support vulnerable people via their website if anyone has the capacity to assist.




If you need to contact us, please e-mail online.librarycomment@staffordshire.gov.uk

This web page will be updated to reflect any service changes.


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