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Date created: 6/10/2020

COVID-19 rates are rising in London and we need to do all we can to minimise risk to you and our staff. From Wednesday 13 January, Select and Collect will operate from Barbican Library only. Please ensure you check our website before coming to the library as further changes to our services may become essential. Please be assured that our staff are working hard to develop our virtual “Library without Walls”. Full details of online activities and digital services are on our website.

Thank you for your understanding.

Online services

Don’t forget our eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eComics. They can be downloaded to your own devices and are available 24/7.

During this time, staff will still continue to run virtual clubs, groups, talk and children’s activities: see our Online Events page.

Returns and renewals

We have temporarily lifted the upper limit on renewals meaning you can renew items indefinitely for the time being, if you are not able to come and see us for a while. Do check back as this will change in future. We will contact our users who have provided email addresses to inform them of this.

If you have moved house and/or are not planning on visiting the City for some time, you can return items by post. Alternatively, you can continue to renew items online or by phone.