As the country is now in a further period of lockdown, the government message is to stay at home and only leave the house for essential purposes and for one period of exercise per day.
Since the start of the pandemic, we have increased our collections of eBooks and eAudiobooks which are free for Cornwall Library members. Downloading is easy, just follow the instructions here www.cornwall.gov.uk/ebooks
Similarly, you can download a huge range of newspapers, magazines and comics free of charge, using your Cornwall library card, look for instructions here.
So you can still read a great range of books and magazines from the comfort of your own home, and comply with the lockdown guidance to ‘stay at home, help the NHS and save lives’ and we would encourage you to use this service and keep everyone safe.
If you don’t have a library card, just visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/library and join online. We will email a virtual membership number to you so that you can start using our services straightaway.
We are still providing a click and collect service from many of our libraries if e books aren’t your ‘thing’. But do check out our online services as we all pull together to try and beat Coronavirus. Where possible we will also provide access to a public computer for essential government services in our sites. Some libraries have closed and others are changing their opening hours. To find out what is available from your local library, please check the details here: www.cornwall.gov.uk/library Or you can ring 03001234111 - please note that the telephone lines are likely to be busy.
At the moment, our mobile libraries are still continuing to deliver click and collect services out in the community. You can find the schedules here Mobile Library Service - Cornwall Council
Please remember to wear a face covering if you visit the library and sanitise your hands before entering. NHS track and trace recording is in place.
Our libraries provide access to over a million books, plus CDs, DVDs, online newspapers, eBooks, eAudiobooks, online magazines, music scores, plays and local information as well as offering access to computers and online resources.
We also offer access to computers and online resources.
Cornwall Library and Information Services are inclusive. We can support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Some of our sites have level access to the buildings for wheelchairs as well as disabled parking spaces. We plan all activities with a view to the needs of those attending. Some sites have quiet areas, some can dim the lights. Children aged 8 and under remain the responsibility of the parent during visits to our sites. We are responsible for ensuring your child is safe and secure within the building. Some of our teams are trained in first aid. All staff have had a DBS check and have had safeguarding training. Our service policies include safeguarding/child protection, and Equality and Diversity.
To find out what your local library has to offer please contact them for more details. You will find the links to your local library below. If you are interested in the performance of your local library you can view the yearly summary reports.