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Lambeth Libraries and Archives events September 2021

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Library Services from September
Lambeth Libraries are putting in place plans to remove the need for appointments to visit your library. We have kept appointments in place as cases of Covid have been higher in Lambeth than neighbouring boroughs. We are also aware that many of our readers are still very cautious about visiting community settings and appreciate what we have done to keep your library as safe as we can. We hope to remove the need for appointments in early September and we will also be re-introducing many library activities during September and October. Thank you all for your patience during what has been a really difficult time for everyone. We appreciate your support and understanding.

Lambeth Online Services still continue...

Libby Magazines
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Whether its borrowing Books, Audiobooks, Magazines or Comics, we have an amazing amount available for free with your library card. If resources such as the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is your thing check out our extensive online resources.

Evening opening hours restored!

From 19 July evening opening hours were restored. You can find details of all the new hours on the Libraries webpages. Extra cleaning and social distancing is in place as the infection rate in Lambeth is still quite high and face covering is requested during visits.  The appointment system remains in operation, to control numbers in the building and keep staff and users safe, but it is easy to get an appointment so just call your local library when you want to visit. If you want to book a PC this can now be done online again, but you can also call or email your local branch to book an appointment.

From 16 August overdue and loan charges will be reintroduced and the loan period will revert to three weeks for books. Email notifications will be reinstated to let you know when an item needs to be returned or renewed or a requested book is ready for collection. Do check your library account to make sure we have the right email address for you. Please check before 16 August that your items are in date and return them to the library or renew them to avoid getting charges. Reservation charges will also be reintroduced from this date.

Summer Reading Challenge

August is the annual Summer Reading Challenge for children; the library reading scheme encourages children aged 4 to 12 years old to set themselves a reading challenge of six books over the summer. This prevents the summer ‘reading dip’ and motivates children to keep reading, to build their skills and confidence. Children must be a library member to take part but don’t worry if you haven't done it yet, you and the children can join here and it’s free. The Lambeth Library Service is offering a fantastic line up of other events and activities for you to do online during August too. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact  libraries@lambeth.gov.uk. Free online resources are still available for you to enjoy so happy reading / listening / watching / learning!

Lambeth Libraries Children’s book Festival and much more for June…

Go to library websiteopen-to-discovery Lambeth Libraries Children's book Festival and much more for June... Lambeth with Lambeth Libraries Children & Young Peoples Readers and Writers festival

June is another busy month and we've got a fantastic line up of events and activities for you to do online. There are many celebrations during June and hopefully we have something for everyone whether you're celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride, the Windrush generation, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month, Refugee week or are a lover of authors and great writing. 

In particular this month we have wonderful stories and children's authors for the young ones. Do check out the Lambeth Libraries Children & Young People’s Festival 2021 where you'll find much to do and enjoy. In the physical world, library services across Lambeth continue our gradual opening up. You can book an appointment to use a PC, to print, photocopy/scan, browse, or study just call or email your local branch during opening hours and, as always, we'll be happy to help. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us at libraries@lambeth.gov.uk. Our plethora of free online resources is still available for you to enjoy so happy reading / listening / watching / learning!

April in Herne Hill? – The trees are in bud and the library is re-opening (slowly) – collection service is back…everything is blooming!

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Select & Collect resumes, Dostoevsky in Love, an Anarchist in the UK, and more... Hurrah
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Hurrah, our book collection service is back! We promised we would resume the provision of books by appointment once it was safe to do so, and after careful consideration and numerous health and safety checks and measures, we are excited to be able to recommence this popular service and get Lambeth reading voraciously again. Many thanks for your enduring patience. See below for more details on what's on offer. You may also still book an appointment to use a PC, to print, photocopy and/or scan. Just call or email your local branch during opening hours and, as always, we'll be happy to help. Our plethora of free online resources is still available for you to enjoy, including but not limited to: film streaming, e-books, e-audiobooks, local and global newspapers, driving theory test practice, guidance on Universal Credit and so, so much more. Happy reading / listening / watching / learning! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us at libraries@lambeth.gov.uk - we will be happy to help.