Closure of libraries in East Sussex

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east sussex library and information service

21 March 2020

Closure of our libraries: a statement from East Sussex County Council

Following the UK government’s decision to ask public venues including pubs, restaurants, theatres and leisure centres to shut, we have decided to close all East Sussex County Council’s libraries from Monday (23 March) until further notice.

This means that today (Saturday 21 March) will be the final day when customers will be able to visit our libraries and borrow books or other physical items.

All current and new library loans will be extended until at least 30 June so no one has to worry about overdue library books or other items. We have scrapped fines for any items that were due to be returned after 9 March 2020.

Our online library of course will operate as normal and we have increased the number of items available online. Our eLibrary includes not just books but also audiobooks, magazines and reference material.

We are sorry to announce this measure but we feel it is clearly in line with the new Government policy which is intended to further protect public health.

We look forward to welcoming our customers back when the situation eases.