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messageLocal libraries
Posted by Vik March 19, 11:52AM

Anyone know if local libraries still open at present?

messageRe: Local libraries
Posted by rapunzel March 19, 12:44PM

Yes they are

messageRe: Local libraries
Posted by gromit3:16 March 19, 01:02PM

go grove vale its the cleanest library around.

messageRe: Local libraries
Posted by rapunzel March 19, 01:28PM

The Southwark website on libraries has changed since earlier, it doesn't say they have closed but just gives information on the new online library catalogue

messageRe: Local libraries
Posted by Pugwash March 19, 01:29PM

kent and Sussex have closed all their libraries

messageRe: Local libraries
Posted by Vik March 19, 02:09PM

Thanks all. Somewhere quiet for the older ones to study whilst that can.

messageRe: Local libraries
Posted by se22cat March 19, 03:55PM

My brother was told just now that Grove Vale will be closed from tomorrow.

messageRe: Local libraries
Posted by Vik March 19, 04:13PM

Shame but obvs understandable.

messageRe: Local libraries
Posted by gromit3:16 March 20, 09:24AM

did they say how long grove vale will be closed for?

messageRe: Local libraries
Posted by Pugwash March 21, 01:55AM

I was in Dulwich Library on Thursday afternoon and staff had just been told that due to the shortage of staff - all the libraries wee going to be closed from that night.

messageRe: Local libraries
Posted by James Barber March 21, 08:34AM

Southwark libraries ar enclosed for the foreseeable future

But you can access eBooks, newspapers, magazines online with Southwark Library membership. Really easy to organise and register - [www.southwark.gov.uk]

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messageRe: Local libraries
Posted by apbremer March 21, 03:53PM

I have DVDs which I tried to return on last date ,Friday, but library closed. Cannot renew and computer says ongoing fines of £1.10 per day each. I shall be up to some £200 in 3 months time!!

messageRe: Local libraries
Posted by gromit3:16 March 21, 04:30PM

I think they stop fining you when it gets to £20

messageRe: Local libraries
Posted by Peckhamgatecrasher March 21, 08:47PM

They changed the computer log-in recently. My fines incurred because I couldn't renew were rescinded.

Alas, the ones I racked up before that were not!

messageRe: Local libraries
Posted by gromit3:16 March 21, 10:20PM

I think they won't fine anyone, with what is going on.

messageRe: Local libraries
Posted by James Barber March 22, 09:51AM

DEFINITELY all fines and overdue payments are stopped.
Sadly the council website is woefully behind saying libraries open.
But definitely no overdue fines while COVID-19 causing libraries to remain shut.

If you have any problem please get in touch.

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former Liberal Democrat Councillor for East Dulwich Ward (2006-2018)
[www.jamesbarber.org.uk]
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messageRe: Local libraries
Posted by GardenPlanters March 22, 10:30AM

Hello James, can I ask why the park cafe is still open and allowing mass spreading ? Why was the market open yesterday ? Southwark has one of the highest rates in the country ?
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> DEFINITELY all fines and overdue payments are
> stopped.
> Sadly the council website is woefully behind
> saying libraries open.
> But definitely no overdue fines while COVID-19
> causing libraries to remain shut.
>
> If you have any problem please get in touch.

messageRe: Local libraries
Posted by James Barber March 22, 05:54PM

Hi GardenPlaners,
You've highlighted council stupidity. Website was saying earlier today libraries are open when they've been closed. Disaster planning will improve as the council gets its act together.
Not helped by central government asking people nicely rather than imposing clear unambiguous instructions backed by law.

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Regards jamesvbarber@gmail.com
former Liberal Democrat Councillor for East Dulwich Ward (2006-2018)
[www.jamesbarber.org.uk]
[twitter.com]

messageRe: Local libraries
Posted by ianr March 23, 11:45AM

[www.southwark.gov.uk] now announces the indefinite closure of all libraries, and that loans will be auto-renewewed and fines cancelled.

messageRe: Local libraries
Posted by Renata Hamvas March 23, 02:39PM

Libraries are closed, cafes, playgrounds in parks are also closed.
Renata

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Renata.Hamvas@southwark.gov.uk
02075255223

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