Libraries to reopen on October 14

 Book return bins placed at libraries to facilitate the safe return of books and DvDs. -
Book return bins placed at libraries to facilitate the safe return of books and DvDs. -

The National Library and Information System Authority (Nalis) has announced the resumption of walk-in services for its Heritage and Public Libraries on October 14.

In a media release the authority said protocols which were put in place when services reopened in June will continue. Additionally, a few changes have been made to the opening and closing times as well as the number of services being offered.

Patrons are required to wash/sanitise their hands, practise physical distancing, wear face masks and submit to temperature checks to access services.

Library hours have been adjusted to Monday-Friday, 9.30 am-5 pm and Saturdays 9 am-2 pm.

Researcher, David Montomery at the Heritage Library in July.

Computer and lending services will resume, but study rooms will remain closed until further notice. For the safety of staff and patrons, a limited number of people will be allowed in each library at a time and children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Nalis’s amnesty on overdue books has been extended to October 31. Books and DVDs are to be returned by putting them in book return bins at public libraries. Returned items will remain in quarantine for a period and then thoroughly sanitised. This process may take up to seven working days, which will delay the updating of patrons’ accounts.

Nalis e-books and resources are available via and a host of programmes via each library’s Facebook page.

For research questions and queries: e-mail

Appointments are required to gain access to the Heritage Library, National Library Building for research and reference purposes. E-mail or call 624-4466, 623-1130 or 625-5255 extension 2203.

Online registration for library membership is available via the Nalis website.


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