Libraries and Archives service to close temporarily to help tackle Coronavirus

Staffordshire Record Office will remain closed

This week we’ve stepped up our fight against Coronavirus by temporarily closing our libraries, the archive and heritage service and many day centres and postponing Children’s Centre activities. 

In doing this we hope to help protect our at-risk residents and at the same time allow us to redeploy some staff to other essential services to keep them running.

From the very start we’ve been following Government guidance and I’m sure people would agree that this is the most sensible way forward for the public, for staff and for the hundreds of people who volunteer in these services.

For library users, they can still access e-books, e-magazines and audiobooks online via Borrow Box and All library loans will automatically be extended until libraries reopen and no-one will face fines for late returns.  For those who use our day centres, staff are looking at other ways of supporting people.

It remains a very serious and rapidly changing situation and once again I would remind people to please continue to follow the official advice at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

Remember, if we all pull together and look out for each other we can beat this.

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