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messageDulwich library - is it open? If not, when will it?!
Posted by localyocal July 17, 09:36AM

Is it open? Can't find any information online. My kids and I are desperate for something new to read. Any intel appreciated on when / how it might reopen.
Thanks

messageRe: Dulwich library - is it open? If not, when will it?!
Posted by Bony Fido July 17, 10:25AM

From Southwark Libraries website "Reopening of library services"

Some Southwark Libraries will be re-opening with a limited service from mid-July. Further details and dates to be announced very soon.

I think it's just about past mid-July now.....

messageRe: Dulwich library - is it open? If not, when will it?!
Posted by Bony Fido July 17, 10:28AM

There's another (earlier) thread on this from "mary123"

messageRe: Dulwich library - is it open? If not, when will it?!
Posted by ianr July 17, 10:42AM

> There's another (earlier) thread on this from "mary123"

[www.eastdulwichforum.co.uk]

messageRe: Dulwich library - is it open? If not, when will it?!
Posted by Pugwash July 18, 01:11AM

See my post of 14th July.

From James Cash previous post

Libraries and Museums in England have been included for re-opening in July as part of the government’s phase 3 re-opening plans. The government have advised that libraries cannot open before this point. Re-opening plans for Southwark libraries are being informed by Southwark’s corporate Covid 19 guidelines and advice and guidance from the government's Libraries Taskforce.

In current plans we are hoping to re-open six of our libraries in the week beginning 13th July using a phased approach in order to ensure a safe environment for staff and library users (Canada Water, Dulwich, Camberwell, Nunhead, Brandon, and Blue Anchor). It must be stressed that the plans depend upon the Covid 19 situation and government advice- if the infection rate increases or government advice changes then plans will need to be adapted in response to this. In the current plan the libraries will re-open on a limited basis offering an order and collect service where books are pre-ordered and collected in the entrance/foyer area. Books can be returned and there will be a 'grab and go' service of pre-selected stock. There will be no general public access to the library beyond this. If the Covd 19 situation continues to stablilise then during August the service will be extended to reinstate limited public access to libraries, with potential full opening currently scheduled for September/October. All of this will be subject to social distancing guidelines and any other measures that the government advise.

No notice on gates of Dulwich Library as to possible date of opening

messageRe: Dulwich library - is it open? If not, when will it?!
Posted by AylwardS July 18, 02:12PM

The ebook service (BorrowBox) works well. It’s not the same as browsing through the library but it works well (iPhone app) and means not having to carry the book

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Posted by Lynne July 20, 10:10AM

Not opened yet? If shops can, especially charity shops with volunteer workers in quite confined spaces, why can't libraries? I'm a retired librarian and would be quite happy working now

messageRe: Dulwich library - is it open? If not, when will it?!
Posted by ianr July 20, 10:54AM

Are books not capable of carrying infection, even for a limited time? I remember when public library books carried a label requiring notification if the book had come into contact with anyone with a notifiable disease; and the legal requirement on the borrower to, in effect, put the book into isolation, still remains: [www.legislation.gov.uk]. It's been questioned, but still retained. [blogs.loc.gov]. And Covid-19 has itself been added to the list of notifiable diseases. [www.gov.uk]



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messageRe: Dulwich library - is it open? If not, when will it?!
Posted by mary123 July 20, 03:55PM

Just checked online, no signs of opening yet,,

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Posted by Pugwash July 20, 06:20PM

Hubby is a charity shop volunteer and has been advised that maximum number of 'customers' in shop at any one time is 8. Donations taken in twice a week only and have to be stored for 72 hours before being put on display. This includes clothes, books and bric a brac.

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Posted by Pugwash July 22, 05:10PM

Heard today that Dulwich library is being refurbished and will not reopen until mid August. Peckham is not being used due to having lifts. Grove Vale Library's future is uncertain. If Grove Vale was open we could at least return books taken out in March and select from a limited choice so reading matter to last the next few weeks.

Grove vale library was only opened in the last year or so - having been delayed for some time whilst building works were underway. If it is closed then people around the Albrighton Estate. Melbourne Grove and Grove Vale end of LL, will have to travel down to Camberwell or to Dulwich Library. I thought Southwark was keen to encourage reading and other activities in libraries for all children to participate in, but it seems not to care.

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Posted by mary123 July 22, 05:24PM

I hope Dulwich library does open in August, my friend works in a Library in another borough and says her job is always under threat

messageRe: Dulwich library - is it open? If not, when will it?!
Posted by siousxiesue July 22, 06:11PM

Our shop is taking donations every day. Quarantine 72 hours


Pugwash Wrote:
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> Hubby is a charity shop volunteer and has been
> advised that maximum number of 'customers' in shop
> at any one time is 8. Donations taken in twice a
> week only and have to be stored for 72 hours
> before being put on display. This includes
> clothes, books and bric a brac.

messageRe: Dulwich library - is it open? If not, when will it?!
Posted by gabys1st July 22, 07:35PM

ianr Wrote:
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> Are books not capable of carrying infection, even
> for a limited time? I remember when public
> library books carried a label requiring
> notification if the book had come into contact
> with anyone with a notifiable disease; and the
> legal requirement on the borrower to, in effect,
> put the book into isolation, still remains:
> [www.legislation.gov.uk]
> on/25/enacted. It's been questioned, but still
> retained.
> [blogs.loc.gov]-
> united-kingdom/. And Covid-19 has itself been
> added to the list of notifiable diseases.
> [www.gov.uk]
> id-19-listed-as-a-notifiable-disease


Books from Southwarks wonderful home lubrary service are now delivered by librarians with plastic face shield and mask etc, in Paper sacks, left at socially acceptatable distance and librarians stand even farther away to see that you take them into dwelling. Advised not to handle the books for 72 hrs.
Asa shielded service user I have evry confidence in this protocol.
Collection will be carried in the same way but in reverse when preumably books will also be quarrantined for 72 hrs.

messageRe: Dulwich library - is it open? If not, when will it?!
Posted by MrsR July 25, 04:20PM

Nunhead library was 'open' today - well you can make returns anyway. It didn't look like you could enter the main building.

messageRe: Dulwich library - is it open? If not, when will it?!
Posted by nxjen July 27, 11:41AM

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messageRe: Dulwich library - is it open? If not, when will it?!
Posted by Bic Basher July 27, 11:26PM

Nunhead is open on weekday afternoons only for click and collect.

Canada Water and Blue Anchor are also open all day for click and collect.

Compare that to Westminster Libraries where they've now reopened most libraries and are offering a near-normal service with social distancing measures.

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Posted by mary123 July 28, 09:49AM

Can we return our library books to Dulwich library that we have before lockdown

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Posted by Nigello July 28, 09:53AM

Yes — I’m wondering whether the charges and fines will now be imposed because we have the option of returning to other branches.

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Posted by ianr July 28, 10:12AM

"Library fines are currently not being charged but we will be reinstating them in September.
...Page last updated: 27 July 2020" [www.southwark.gov.uk]

They seem to be using their web pages to keep us informed.

messageRe: Dulwich library - is it open? If not, when will it?!
Posted by ianr July 28, 10:28AM

> Nunhead is open on weekday afternoons
> only for click and collect.

Can these published opening hours be presumed to be correct? [www.southwark.gov.uk] Dulwich, Grove Vale and Peckham are correctly shown as still temporarily closed.



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messageRe: Dulwich library - is it open? If not, when will it?!
Posted by snoopy17 July 30, 11:38PM

I don't think they will open till next year, when I went to renew my books it was automatically renewed for November 29th

messageRe: Dulwich library - is it open? If not, when will it?!
Posted by ianr August 04, 04:05PM

[www.southwark.gov.uk]
This 31 July update now shows Canada Water, Nunhead, Blue Anchor, Camberwell and Brandon as open with reduced service.

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Posted by snoopy17 August 05, 05:32PM

do you have to pay for cluck and collect

messageRe: Dulwich library - is it open? If not, when will it?!
Posted by susan_ August 05, 08:40PM

Nope - no fees for click and collect

I emailed on Sunday evening and received a call on Monday late morning that my books were ready at Camberwell (as I had requested).

I walked over, used the hand sanitizer at the door, dropped off my returns and picked up my books...took all of 2 minutes inside the library (everyone was wearing masks and it was all very clear where to go / what to do)

I miss browsing the stacks but a bit of searching the catalogue found me a few grat options and I’m sure the librarians would offer suggestions!

(see their website for phone and email [www.southwark.gov.uk])

messageRe: Dulwich library - is it open? If not, when will it?!
Posted by b_ouef August 09, 10:03AM

Pugwash Wrote:
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> Heard today that Dulwich library is being
> refurbished and will not reopen until mid August.
> Peckham is not being used due to having lifts.
> Grove Vale Library's future is uncertain. If Grove
> Vale was open we could at least return books taken
> out in March and select from a limited choice so
> reading matter to last the next few weeks.
>
> Grove vale library was only opened in the last
> year or so - having been delayed for some time
> whilst building works were underway. If it is
> closed then people around the Albrighton Estate.
> Melbourne Grove and Grove Vale end of LL, will
> have to travel down to Camberwell or to Dulwich
> Library. I thought Southwark was keen to encourage
> reading and other activities in libraries for all
> children to participate in, but it seems not to
> care.


Grove Vale library’s future is not “uncertain”, there are currently maintenance works taking places and it will reopen when they are finished and the library has been prepared for social distancing.

The libraries reservation service is now up and running with no charges so you can reserve books to a library that is open and collect. You can also return books to any open library, it doesn’t have to be your “home” library.

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Posted by Pugwash August 17, 02:55PM

Dulwich Library open from today you place your returned books in a box in entrance area. You must pre order books either by phone 0207 525 4411 giving your membership (card) details. email southwark.libraries@southwark.gov.uk

Library will contact you when books are in for you to collect.

This will take getting used to as I normally just pick a few letters of the alphabet and go to these shelves and see what takes my fancy - this is a good way of getting to know new authors.

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Posted by Lynne August 27, 11:49AM

Isn't it about time they wee opened as normal?

messageRe: Dulwich library - is it open? If not, when will it?!
Posted by apbremer August 27, 12:41PM

I agree. Pathetic.

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Posted by Froglander August 28, 02:59PM

Is Grove Vale Library open yet?

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