Blackburn Central Library is reopening from Monday 6 July


It’s been a long time! We’ve missed you and can’t wait to welcome you back to our libraries.

Preparations are ongoing to reopen our doors and it will be great to see you again! 

We know how important our services are to you and we are working hard to ensure we can provide a safe and an enjoyable library visit.  This will include following social distancing guidelines and hygiene measures. 

To begin with, things will look and feel a little different.  In the same way as shops, we will have a limit on the number of people in the library and, to ensure a steady flow, we ask that people leave once they have chosen their books so that others can then make use of the services.  Children are welcome, but we kindly ask that those under 12 years old are accompanied by an adult at all times.

Here’s the plan …

 Blackburn library from Monday 6th JulyDarwen library from Monday 13th July
Opening hoursMonday to Friday: 10am to 4pm Saturday: 10am to 1pm  Monday : 10am to 1pm Wednesday: 1pm to 4pm Thursday: 1pm to 4pm Friday: 10am to 1pm Saturday: 10am to 1pm  
On site services availableTime limited use of PCs for those people who require computer services*Book selectionTime limited use of PCs for those people who require computer services*Book selection
Other services availableCall and CollectCall and Collect

*Please note, there will be no printing, scanning or photocopying facilities available for the time being.

Alternative services…

  • Customers who are unable to visit the library may be eligible for our Home Delivery Service.
  • Or why not try our eReading services… with over 30,000 eBooks, 11,000 eAudio titles and 170 eMagazines to choose from there is something to suit everyone.  They are free to enjoy any time, any place using your personal device.  All you need to do it download the FREE BorrowBox app for eBooks and eAudio, or RB Digital app for eMagazines.  These services are also available via our website.

We are here to help, so if you need any additional information regarding the services available to you, please get in touch:

Telephone: 01254 661221


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