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Libraries service updates

National lockdown

We have had to suspend the select and collect service until further notice. We apologise for any disappointment that this may cause.

Any customer aged over 70, or who is in a critically vulnerable category, can join our Lockdown Delivery Service. Please contact Bracknell Library for further details.

Essential services only at selected libraries

The following libraries are staffed and open for essential computer use only:

We will re-evaluate the situation in line with the government’s decisions at a later date. Please check this page and our social media for updates.

Available services

The following services are available:

Essential computer use

Limited to 30 minutes and on a booking-only basis. Contact the library by phone to reserve your slot.

Scanning and printing are available.

Joining the library

To join the library, please contact Bracknell Library to get your temporary virtual card. This will allow you to get access to all our online resources.

Return or renew your book

Overdue charges still apply, so please don’t forget to return or renew your books.

You can return your library items in one of our drop boxes. We have letter boxes at the following libraries: Ascot Heath, Bracknell, Birch Hill, Binfield (side door), Crowthorne and Great Hollands.

To renew books, you can either use the online catalogue (up to 2 renewals) or contact one of the five libraries above during staffed hours.

Online services

Take a look at our growing selection of online resources:

Join our sessions and meet people from the comfort of your home:

Home Library Service

We are offering a free Lockdown Delivery Service to anyone who is over 70 or in a critically vulnerable category.

To register for this service, please contact Bracknell Library or Crowthorne Library.

Details about the regular book delivery service for housebound customers can be found on our home library service page.

Safety measures

All customers entering any library building are required to wear a mask. This is a government requirement. We'll ask people who don’t comply to come back another time with a mask. The only exceptions are listed on GOV.UK.

Our safety measures include:

  • quarantining all returned stock for 72 hours before it is made available again to the public
  • controlling the number of people who can enter each library
  • asking every customer to sanitise their hands before entering
  • once inside the library, members of the public will be able to remain for a maximum stay of 30 minutes
  • asking customers to follow the signage to queue outside the library and how to move around the building
  • computers will be cleaned by library staff after each use

NHS Test and Trace

You will be asked to record your presence in the library using the NHS Test and Trace app.

You can download the app for free from:

When visiting our libraries, you will need to scan the NHS QR posters located at the entrance and within key areas of the building using the app. Upon scanning, you will be asked to provide your name and contact details so you can be notified if you have been exposed to the virus.

If you are unable to use the app, we will record your presence inside the library by taking your name and phone number. We may need to share these details with the NHS in case someone is tested positive for COVID-19. All details will be stored safely and destroyed after 21 days.

Get more information on test and trace.

Contact information

Bracknell Central library

Log in to your library account to renew or reserve an item. 

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