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Libraries to close from Saturday to curb coronavirus risk

19 March 2020

Update (23/3/20): All of Norfolk’s library services have now closed. To find out more about library services during this time, please see the Library service coronavirus update page.

Norfolk’s libraries are to close from 4pm on Saturday, as part of the county council’s ongoing response to coronavirus.

With the Government advising people to avoid group contact, the county council has decided to close library buildings – with the exception of libraries offering registration appointments.

Councillor Margaret Dewsbury, the cabinet member responsible for libraries, said: ““We have kept our libraries open for as long as possible, as crucial community hubs – but the fast moving situation and updated Government advice means we now have to close them, from 4pm on Saturday. We will maintain online services and will keep people posted on our website.”

The council has also announced the closure of the Norfolk records office and the Holt and Whitlingham outdoor centres and adult learning centres, for the same reason.

To keep up to date on service changes, please see Service disruptions page.

For the latest advice on coronavirus, please see our Coronavirus pages.

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