INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS & VISITORS
We are pleased to confirm that the Lit & Phil is now open again to members.
During this initial reopening period, members must book their visit in advance, whether it is to browse and borrow books/CDs, or just to return or collect pre-ordered items. To book a slot please telephone 0191 232 0192 or 07971956185 (mobile in use this week only) or email: email@example.com
Members may book up to 2 one hour slots per day up to 3 times per week on different days.
As well as the Main Library, the Music/Committee Room may be used on request. During this first reopening period, the Silence/Reference Room may not be used by members.
From Monday 12th April the library's opening hours will be:
Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 10am - 12 noon, 1pm - 4pm
Wednesdays 10am-12 noon, 1pm-4pm, 5pm -7pm
Saturday opening will commence in May: 8th and 22nd 10am -1pm
We will continue to have social distancing measures in place, such as limited seating and the maintaining of a one-way system around the library. Face coverings must be worn in the building and the hand sanitisers available in the library should be used.
Members may request our home delivery/collection service, run by volunteers, or that books are sent by post."
The Lit & Phil team
Please be reassured of the following:
We have relaxed all our loan periods, and do not feel you need to post books back to us. Do hold onto them as long as you need to while this situation is upon us (and as you already know we never charge fines).
All books and CDs we are coming into contact with now and over the coming weeks will be quarantined for 72 hours.
We are committed to working through this together in the most responsible and compassionate way we can, just as you would expect us to. While uncertainty abounds, please know that our commitment and loyalty to you, our valued members, visitors and supporters remains as steadfast as ever.
Take care, stay strong and keep reading!
The Lit & Phil’s Annual General Meeting took place on Wednesday 14 October 2020, 6pm in the Lecture Room of the Lit & Phil.
There were 18 nominations for five vacancies on the Board, and the following Members received the highest number of votes and were elected:
A new section detailing the Board, its role, Members (and their biographies) coming to the website soon.
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