We are delighted to bring you the following important service updates

  • 30 libraries to reopen for public access and browsing from 12 April
  • A further 9 libraries to reopen from 19 April
  • All library loans due for return/renewal by 10 May

Libraries will reopen on limited opening hours temporarily, and safety measures will remain in place for the protection of customers, volunteers and staff. See our website for details https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/leisure-and-culture/libraries/find-library

Libraries to reopen from 12 April

Oxfordshire County Library, Abingdon, Banbury, Berinsfield, Bicester, Blackbird Leys, Botley, Carterton, Charlbury, Chinnor, Chipping Norton, Cowley, Didcot, Eynsham, Faringdon, Goring, Headington, Henley, Kennington, Kidlington, Sonning Common, Summertown, Thame, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington, Wheatley, Witney, Woodcote, Wychwood.

Libraries to reopen from 19 April

Adderbury, Benson, Deddington, Grove, Littlemore, North Leigh, Stonesfield.

Burford and Old Marston will also reopen but operating on a Click & Collect service only due to limited space for social distancing. See below for details.

This leaves the following libraries closed until further notice:

· Bampton and Hook Norton – closed pending ongoing building works.

· Barton – closed pending the reopening of the Neighbourhood Centre.

· Woodgreen – closed pending the reopening of the Leisure Centre.

· Woodstock – closed pending reopening of the Oxfordshire Museum.

Click & Collect will continue to operate at our larger libraries, in addition to Burford and Old Marston. Please follow this link for more details about this service: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/libraryclickandcollect

All library loans due for return/renewal by 10 May

Since the November lockdown, all loans have been extended on a rolling basis. This will end on 10 May, at which point all loans will be due for return or renewal. You can safely return items by dropping them off in our returns boxes at the doors of any library during opening hours.
Please also note that loans from libraries which are not currently able to open are being extended further.

No library customers will be penalised as a result of having to self-isolate or being unable to travel to return library loans. If there are exceptional circumstances that prevent you from returning or renewing your loans, please contact your nearest open library.

To check your current loans please login to your online library account via our website or the Library App (search Oxfordshire Libraries in the Apple App Store or Google Play).

We cannot wait to welcome you back to our libraries! Thank you for your patience and support over the past year.