The Library is OPEN



The Library returns to normal in Stage 3.

We're back to our normal opening hours with no more social distancing restrictions. All our usual services resume, with study space open again, newspapers and magazines available, and families back in the Children’s Library.


Face coverings are no longer mandatory in Stage 3, but continue to be recommended especially for vulnerable individuals. And of course, in Stage 3 and beyond we will continue to encourage good hand hygiene and awareness of public health messaging, so please don’t visit the Library if you’re feeling unwell.

Events and activities and Late Night Library have restarted.

Home Delivery continues throughout Stage 3, so if you’re not ready to return to the building yet, don’t worry, you can still get the books you want.

Thank you for your understanding and support over the last couple of months, and thank you to the incredible Public Health team and all our essential workers for keeping us safe and bringing our community to this point.

Welcome back to the Library.


Scroll down for FAQs.




Do I need to bring my books back?

Now that we're open again, we'd be grateful if you could return your loans as normal. You can either return them at the Library or drop them in our return bins at the Co-Op's Grand Marche stores in St Martin and St Sampson's.


Can I get books delivered?

Yes! Our free Home Delivery Service continues in Stage 3. Find out more and arrange a delivery HERE


Can I join the Library online?

Yes! If you're not a member already, you can join online here. You'll be given a temporary number that lets you access our online services straightaway.


What online services can I use?

You can download free eBooks, audiobooks, newspapers, magazines and comics, plus streaming video, educational courses and other online resources through our BorrowBox, Libby and PressReader apps. 

If you need any help setting up, don't hesitate to get in touch.


How do I use BorrowBox?

Download the BorrowBox app from your app store. Select your library ('Guille-Alles Library'). Then enter your library number (just the digits) and your surname as your password. Watch this video for a handy explainer.


How do I use Libby?

Download the Libby app from your app store and read our simple User Guide for next steps.


How do I use PressReader?

Download the PressReader app from your app store and read our simple User Guide for next steps.

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