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Coronavirus update

All of Norfolk’s libraries and library services have been closed until further notice due to the Government’s guidance on coronavirus. This includes mobile libraries, the home library service, and Open Library.

All borrowed items will be automatically renewed until further notice, and we are asking people to keep library books at home for the time being.

You will not be charged overdue fees, and any existing charges, as of 17 March, will not increase over time. This covers all items, including books, DVDs and music.

Unfortunately, you will not be able to reserve items, or request inter-library loans whilst our libraries are closed.

Libraries from Home

To join the library and use online services sign up here, you will receive an email that allows you to use on online services and then a library card in the post. If you already have a library card and just need to know your PIN, email libraries@norfolk.gov.uk  

Customers can download a range of free eBooks, newspapers and audio books.

There are regular Storytimes, weekly Bounce and Rhyme sessions, reading challenges, heritage podcasts, virtual reading groups, cultural activities and a range of other offers online during closure. For more information visit the Library Services section.

Online reference subscriptions available from home include Encyclopedia Britannica, Find My Past, Times Digital Archive, Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford Reference Library, and COBRA (Complete Business Reference Advisor). Login requirements may vary between titles.

The Business & IP Centre can answer enquiries by email, contact bipcnorfolk@norfolk.gov.uk. For more information visit Support for Businesses

Look in Healthy Libraries Catalogue, to see a range of mood boosting books. You will also find Reading Well booklists, many of the books are available as eBooks and eAudio books.

Need help with learning how to use online services? Register for Learn My Way and enter the name of your local library in the ‘Centre’ box for free online learning. If you need help downloading eBooks or using our services online, email libraries.iconnect@norfolk.gov.uk.

To keep up with the latest information follow us on:

Twitter: @NorfolkLibs
Facebook: @NorfolkLibrariesUK
Instagram: norfolklibraries

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Registration services in libraries

See here for any updates regarding closures to registration services across Norfolk, which will include the registrars based at Great Yarmouth and Thetford libraries.

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