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Bracknell and Crowthorne libraries are re-opening

Bracknell library

On Monday 6 July, Bracknell and Crowthorne libraries are re-opening.

This is the first phase of our re-opening schedule. Opening hours will be reduced to allow staff to carry out essential tasks in the public areas with no-one else present.

We will be observing safety measures in accordance with Public Health guidance to make sure of staff and customer safety.

We look forward to welcoming you back, so get selecting your books now ready to collect soon!

Opening hours

For the first 2 weeks, up to Saturday 18 July, opening times will be as follows:

  • Bracknell Library - Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm, closed Wednesday
  • Crowthorne Library - Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm

Please check our library service update page for updates for opening times going forwards.

Select and collect

Our new, free ‘Select and Collect’ service allows users to reserve books in advance and collect them from the library. They will be issued to their card and safely bagged.

Simply browse the library catalogue, select the items that you wish to borrow and place your requests as normal.

Our library service update page has all the details on this service.

Other library services

In both libraries there will be limited browsing of books.

A small number of public PCs will be available, together with printing and scanning services. You need to book a public PC session in advance, either by phone, or by using the online booking facility.

Staff have been busy behind the scenes operating the free Home Delivery Service for Bracknell Forest residents and will continue to be available for the over 70s and vulnerable residents.

Don’t forget our growing selection of online reading materials, including digital books, audio books, the new comics collection,  as well as digital newspapers and magazines. Customers have loved using our digital resources during lockdown, with a staggering 13,000 e-books and e-audio books having been issued.

Digital storytimes, competitions and activities will continue to be provided using Facebook.

Unavailable services

There are no events, clubs and social activities.

Newspapers and magazines are not available for browsing.

Seating, study areas and meeting rooms are all closed.

The Open+ service is still disabled.

Contact information

Bracknell Central library

Telephone Number 01344 423149


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