Libraries in North Somerset will begin a phased reopening in July
Existing loans will be automatically extended until 1st September. Please do not leave items at the library doorstep, as they could be stolen or damaged.
In line with government advice, library services will open up gradually.
While I recognise that Yatton library is an important community hub that hundreds of people enjoyed visiting every day, the priority is to protect the health and wellbeing of visitors and staff. We’re waiting for some final alterations to buildings before we can open up our libraries to customers. The most critical of these is the installation of Perspex screens for staff desks.
The Libraries team are working on what will be offered at the library and information will be available on this page in due course – and on the council’s website.
You can still access our expanded online library – including audiobooks , magazines, newspapers and comics
Libraries are more than just a physical space and we aim to continue to deliver a range of services, including access to eBooks, eMagazines and eResources. The libraries service will be working hard to develop additional digital outreach. This could include online activities for pre-school children such as online Rhymetimes, keeping in touch with home service customers by phone to reduce risk of social isolation and promoting home-schooling resources.
We have also made it easier for people to join online, with investment for the coming financial year switched from hardcopy to digital to extend the eBook and eAudio titles offer.
Some libraries share a building with children’s centres. If you are currently under midwifery care at one of the area’s children’s centres, keep attending at your usual location as these midwife appointments will continue.
Congresbury Community Library, which is run by volunteers, is also closed.