We have now been open for a few weeks so have mostly got used to our new ways of working and welcoming the public back to the library.
You will find things quite different when you visit the library but we have tried very hard to make it welcoming and safe for both staff and public.
If you have items to return you will be asked to either return them in the book drop outside the library or put them in a box in the foyer. These items will then be quarantined for 3 days and then taken off your library card.
You will be welcomed by a member of staff and if you would like to come into the library you will be asked to fill out a track and trace form which will be destroyed after 21 days and to also sanitise your hands.
If the library is busy you may be asked to wait outside until some-one leaves.
Also, please wear a mask as per government guidelines.
Once you enter the library there is a one-way system and we ask that you keep socially distant. Unfortunately, for hygiene reasons, we no longer have newspapers or magazines in the library for public use, but you can access them online for free through the Oxfordshire libraries website or on the Oxfordshire Libraries app.
Items can be issued on the self service or at the counter by a member of staff if necessary.
If you would like to join the library, please bring in some ID and you will be asked to fill in a form or alternatively join on-line and your membership card will be posted to you.
If you have problems returning your books or picking up reservations, please contact us as soon as possible and we will do our best to rectify the situation.
In the library you can still use the photocopier and there is limited access to the public computers for access to the internet, printing and scanning.
We are also validating Bus Pass and Blue Badge applications. In the first instance please phone the relevant team to give your details. If any documents need validating, you will need to make an appointment in the library.
There is a lot of information on our website or please give us a ring.
Useful contact information.
Oxfordshire Libraries web site
Kidlington Library Tel. 01865 373067
Bus Pass Team 0345 310 111
Blue Badge Team 0345 050 7666 Option 5
We are open and welcoming existing and new borrowers.
If you have any queries about how the library is operating under the government restrictions please check our website or the signs outside the library.
We have had a number of comments saying how safe, well organised and welcoming the library is.
Our opening hours have been amended as follows;
we are now closed all day on Wednesday and close at 1pm on a Saturday.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9.30am till 5.00pm, Wednesday closed, Saturday 9.00am till 1.00pm
This is so that the staff hours can be better utilised to cover our opening hours.
Library loans due for return during lockdown have been extended until 2nd November.
This extension will end on 2nd November so all loans must be
renewed or returned to avoid incurring fines where applicable.
Check your loans and their due dates by logging onto our website or the Oxfordshire Libraries App or telephone us on 01865 373067.
Any items borrowed since libraries began reopening in July are on a standard loan period (e.g. 3 weeks for books and 2 weeks for DVDs and CDs)
Even though we were unable to hold our very popular Macmillan Coffee Morning at the end of September we collected £210 in donations.
Thank you to all those that generously donated.
'Lest we forget'
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic there won’t be a local Remembrance Sunday Parade on November 8th.
To show that we still remember please could you colour in a poppy for us to stick in the library window.
Please pop it in our letterbox or in the red ‘quarantine’ box in the library foyer.
Once they have been quarantined for 3 days they will be displayed in our front window.
Let’s see if we can fill our window with poppies by November 8th