The Library is OPEN


The Library is operating normal opening hours with no social distancing restrictions.

Face coverings are not mandatory, but of course you are welcome to wear one. As ever, we continue to encourage good hand hygiene and awareness of public health messaging, so please don’t visit the Library if you’re experiencing any COVID symptoms, even if mild.

Events, activities and Late Night Library continue as normal.

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

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. 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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