COVID - Libraries & Archives

Your safety is our priority and we continue to review and update our operating procedures in line with Government guidance. These web pages are kept up-to-date with any changes, ensuring we are COVID-safe. 

Update: 

Issued Tuesday, 13th July

To support our staff and customers and in line with Government advice and recommendations we will be gradually re-opening our library services following the announcement that restrictions can be cautiously lifted.

From Monday, August 2nd we will:

  • Increase the opening hours of our branches (see below)
  • Increase the number of Public Network PCs available in each library, which should continue to be pre-booked.
  • At Grimsby Library, we will be re-opening the Local History & Reference Libraries.
  • Cleethorpes Library will also be offering Book-nic family activities in the garden during August. See our What's On pages for information.


We hope to further increase our opening hours and return to normal service week commencing 13th September. This will include the introduction of many of our reading groups and children’s activities.

Ongoing support

We thank you for your support over the last 17 months. It has been a challenging time and we have had to make changes to our business to operate safely.

We will continue to be vigilant about the ongoing risks associated with COVID-19. Cleaning regimes will be robust and we will continue to display the Government QR Test and Trace code. We ask customers for their support and understanding and for you to:

  • Give space to others when moving around our libraries
  • Exercise good hand hygiene
  • Respect other people’s choice in the wearing of face masks within our libraries

Opening Hours, available services and booking details

Services
  • Select and take out Fiction & Non Fiction book stock
  • Library Takeaway Service - complete our online form and we'll put together a bundle for you and arrange a time for you to collect
  • Photocopying
  • Limited Local History and Reference resources – must be booked in advance until Monday, August 2nd
  • Public Network PCs  including printing – please continue to book in advance.
Pre-book

Grimsby Library – (01472) 323626

Opening Hours from Monday, August 2nd

(for current opening hours, please visit our Library Branch pages)

Monday - Closed

Tuesday to Friday - 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Saturday - 10am to 1pm 

Services
  • Select and take out Fiction & Non Fiction book stock
  • Library Takeaway Service - complete our online form and we'll put together a bundle for you and arrange a time for you to collect
  • Photocopying
  • Library Shop
  • Please note that public toilets are currently closed
  • Public Network PCs including printing – Please continue to book in advance
  • Book-nics - Family activities in August. See What's On.
Pre-book

Cleethorpes Library – (01472) 323650

Opening Hours from Monday, August 2nd

(for current opening hours, please visit our Library Branch pages)

Monday to Thursday - 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Friday - Closed

Saturday - 10am to 1pm 

Services
  • Select and take out Fiction & Non Fiction book stock
  • Library Takeaway Service - complete our online form and we'll put together a bundle for you and arrange a time for you to collect
  • Photocopying
  • Public Network PCs including printing – please continue to book in advance
Pre-book

Immingham Library – (01472) 323631

Opening Hours from Monday, August 2nd

(for current opening hours, please visit our Library Branch pages)

Monday to Friday - 10am to 5pm

Saturdays - 10am to 1pm

Services:
  • Select and take out Fiction & Non Fiction book stock
  • Library Takeaway Service - complete our online form and we'll put together a bundle for you and arrange a time for you to collect
  • Photocopying
  • Public Network PCs including printing – please continue to book in advance
Pre-book

Waltham Library – (01472) 323656

Opening Hours from Monday, August 2nd

(for current opening hours, please visit our Library Branch pages)

Monday - closed 

Tuesday to Friday - 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Saturdays - 10am to 1pm

The Archives search room is open. Entry to the search room is by pre-booked appointment only. Please call (01472) 323585.

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