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County libraries set to return to pre-pandemic opening hours

Residents of Oxfordshire can look forward to the return of pre-pandemic opening hours at the county's libraries from Monday, 6 September.

During the pandemic, hours were reduced to allow additional safety measures to be monitored by staff. As these have been eased over the past few months, evening and Saturday opening hours can be restored.

Mark Haynes, Director for Customer Experience and Cultural Services,... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 08 Sep 2021 17:32 by Liz Cruse

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Wantage Library - Reopening on Monday 12th April!

We are delighted to announce that Wantage Library will reopen on Monday 12th April. This will be on limited opening hours temporarily.

Safety measures will remain in place for the protection of customers, volunteers and staff.

30 of our libraries will open from 12th April, with a further 9 reopening the following week. 5 libraries are currently unable to reopen due to ongoing building works or limited... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 21:17 by Liz Cruse

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Oxfordshire libraries set to reopen in April

Oxfordshire libraries set to reopen in April

Residents in Oxfordshire are to be given a warm welcome back to libraries from Monday 12 April onwards.

Oxfordshire County Council is planning a phased approach to the re-opening of libraries and will be maintaining safety measures including track and trace, use of face coverings and social distancing.

Lesli Good, Interim Assistant Director for Cultural Services, said: "Our libraries and registration... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 12:03 by Liz Cruse

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Home Library Service

Home Library Service

Do you know someone who is unable to visit the library themselves through frailty, infirmity or a disability and have no other means of getting access to reading materials?

Ask about our Home Library Service! Our friendly volunteers visit every three weeks to deliver books, DVDs, music CDs or audio books that you like to read or enjoy.

The Home Library Service is free of charge, and there is no charge... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 10 Mar 2021 09:58 by Liz Cruse

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Home library service delivers over 8,000 books during the pandemic

Home library service delivers over 8,000 books during the pandemic

Call for further volunteers

Residents across Oxfordshire have continued to benefit from the county's home library service during the pandemic with 8,364 library books being delivered from April to December 2020.

Oxfordshire County Council's home library service is offered free to users in partnership with Age UK to almost 800 residents of all ages. These residents are unable to visit libraries themselves... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 03 Feb 2021 10:56 by Liz Cruse

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Update - Library Services during Lockdown period

from 4 January, national lockdown restrictions mean the following services are available at 14 libraries:

  • New click and collect service. This is a free service available to library members! Tell us what sort of books you like to read and choose a library collection point from the list - our experienced and knowledgeable library staff will then handpick up to six books that fit your interests and preferences.... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 18:00 by Liz Cruse

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New Click and Collect Services at Wantage Library

New Click and Collect Services at Wantage Library

Wantage Library has a brand new Click and Collect Service! All you have to do, is visit https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/.../libr.../click-and-collect, fill in the form and tell us what type of books you like, and library staff will select up to six books for you to enjoy! We will contact you when the books are ready to collect, and you have three days to collect them! You also have the option to have... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 11:03 by Liz Cruse

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Oxfordshire announces launch of Libraries Week 2020

Oxfordshire announces launch of Libraries Week 2020

Library users are being encouraged to get to know what is on offer from their local branch as part of a special national week celebrating the role of libraries.

The theme of this year's National Libraries Week will be books and reading - highlighting the great contribution that libraries make to building a country of readers, providing access through digital support, services and activities.

Throughout... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 06 Oct 2020 11:46 by Liz Cruse

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Oxfordshire Libraries - Digital Update May 2020

Oxfordshire Libraries - Digital Update May 2020

Applying to join Oxfordshire Libraries online

Go towww.libcat.oxfordshire.gov.uk and click 'Join the Library' and fill in your details.

We will email your account access details back to you within 1-2 working days

eBooks and eAudio https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ebooks

Choose from a great range of fiction and non-fiction reading for adults and children. We are investing in more titles in response to the... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 08:36 by Liz Cruse

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Geraldine McCaughrean - Author event

Geraldine McCaughrean - Author event

Geraldine McCaughrean – Children's Author! – Saturday 12th October – 10.30am – 11.30am - Geraldine McCaughrean, award-winning children's writer, and author of 'Peter Pan in Scarlet', will be here at Wantage Library to talk about her books, and there will be some fun story-making activities!

This event is suitable for children aged 8 – 14 yrs old. To book your free tickets... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 12:45 by Liz Cruse

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