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Suffolk Libraries and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Up to date information on how the pandemic is affecting the library service.

Customers have to wear face masks in libraries and on mobiles unless they have a medical reason for not doing so. We also urge customers to maintain a distance from each other and staff.

All libraries are open. The home and mobile libraries services are running as normal.

This means you can carry out all pre-pandemic activities, such as browsing, using study spaces or simply spending time in the library.

Libraries are also hosting a full range of events and activities, such as pre-school tot rock and baby bounce sessions, and social groups for older customers.

Face masks and distancing

As ever, we place customer and staff safety at the forefront of what we do. Library visitors:

  • Must wear a face mask when they enter a library or a mobile library
  • Should maintain a safe distance from other customers and staff
  • Should use hand sanitisers where provided

This is in line with government guidance, and will help reduce the spread of infection.

Some customers are nervous at the prospect of crowded social spaces. We ask all customers to bear this in mind.

Lateral flow tests

Libraries offer free lateral flow tests. Please bear in mind these may run out. Check your library’s opening times and call your library ahead to make sure.


The customer service line is open Mon-Fri 9-5pm, closed bank holidays. Leave a message out of these hours.