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Libraries to close from Saturday to curb coronavirus risk

Norfolk’s libraries are to close from 4pm on Saturday, as part of the county council’s ongoing response to coronavirus.

With the Government advising people to avoid group contact, the county council has decided to close library buildings – with the exception of libraries offering registration appointments.

Councillor Margaret Dewsbury, the cabinet member responsible for libraries, said: “We have kept our libraries open for as long as possible, as crucial community hubs – but the fast moving situation and updated Government advice means we now have to close them, from 4pm on Saturday.

King's Lynn Library
King's Lynn Library

"We will maintain online services and will keep people posted on our website.”

Items that have been borrowed already will be automatically renewed until further notice, so that people can keep library books at home. Existing overdue charges on accounts won’t increase over time

The council has also announced the closure of the Norfolk records office and the Holt and Whitlingham outdoor centres and adult learning centres, for the same reason.

To keep up to date on service changes, please see https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/safety/service-disruptions .

For the latest advice on coronavirus, please see https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/care-support-and-health/health-and-wellbeing/adults-health/coronavirus .

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