Coronavirus

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Libraries

Phased re-opening starting now!

All four of our libraries – The Curve, Britwell, Cippenham and Langley – are now partially open for our new Click and Collect service, book returns and computer bookings.

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  • What is Click and Collect?
    Request what you are after using Click and Collect. You can ask for something in particular or you can ask for a type of book like biographies! Contact your local library using the form on our online catalogue https://slough.spydus.co.uk/ or email Clickandcollect@slough.gov.uk or telephone your preferred library.
    The Curve: 01753 875533 Britwell: 01753 522869
    Cippenham: 01628 661745 Langley: 01753 542153
    A selection of books will then be chosen for you by our local library staff. We will call or email you with a date and a timeslot to come and collect your books..
  • When can I return my books?
    You can come to any of our libraries to return your books during our temporary opening hours – Monday to Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-12pm at all libraries. You will find a container at the entrance where you can place them. Any returned books will be placed in quarantine for 72 hours.
  • My books are overdue. Will I get fined?
    We are not currently issuing fines. If you have any issues, please get in touch. You can renew your books in the normal way – online or by telephone or use our library app. Issue and renewal dates have been extended to 12 weeks.
  • When can I book a computer?
    We now can offer limited use of the public PCs:
    A limited number of computers will be available for use at each site for a period of no longer than 45 minutes. Due to limited availability, people wishing to visit the library to use a computer will need to call or email the library in advance and book their slot:
    The Curve: Email: Library@slough.gov.uk
    Tel: 01753 875533
    Britwell: Email: BritDesk.BritDesk@slough.gov.uk
    Tel: 01753 522869
    Cippenham: Email: CippDesk.CippDesk@slough.gov.uk
    Tel: 01628 661745
    Langley: Email: LangDesk.LangDesk@slough.gov.uk
    Tel: 01753 542153
    The timeslots will be from Monday to Friday, 10:15am-11am, 11:30am-12:15pm, 12:45pm-1:30pm, 2pm-2:45pm and 3:15pm-4pm and on Saturdays, 10:15am-11am, 11:30am-12:15pm, 12:45pm-1:30pm.
    Please note that printing services will not be available at this time
    Please be aware that as per Government guidelines you will need to wear a face covering while you are in our librariesAll four of our libraries – The Curve, Britwell, Cippenham and Langley – are now partially open for our new Click and Collect service, book returns and computer bookings. 
  • What about activities?
    Library activities and events can still be found online on our social media platforms. You can visit our social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to view regular activities such as story and rhyme time, LEGO®, crafts and seated exercise, plus a whole host of new content, including special events like Summer Reading Challenge. Get involved by joining our chess, film or book clubs. Please note all shows have been cancelled until the end of October. (Further information about upcoming shows at The Curve)
    Don't forget to check our online resources, including digital books and magazines, films, family history and learning opportunities!

If your enquiry is not covered in the information above, please email us library@slough.gov.uk

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