Library services move on-line during the Christmas period

21 December 2020

Most Cheshire West and Chester libraries will close over the Christmas period but services will continue on-line until Monday, 4 January 2021, when libraries re-open.

With the exception of Storyhouse in Chester, all libraries in the borough will close at 1pm on Thursday, 24 December. Storyhouse will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day and at 8pm on Christmas Eve. 

It will open from 10am until 11pm on Boxing Day, with normal opening hours throughout the rest of the festive period. For further details: The mobile library will not visit Malpas on Tuesday, 22 December.

Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council and Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, Councillor Louise Gittins said:  “Although the majority of our libraries will be closed across the festive period, don’t forget that you can search, reserve and renew items on-line, at any time of the day or night, on the council website.”

All loans have been extended until Monday, 11 January 2021. 

You can also find out more about the wide range of free eResources available.  A 24-hour telephone line for renewals is available too, by calling 0300 123 7739.

For more information visit the Council's website.  You can also follow Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Libraries Service on Facebook or Twitter.

The Cheshire Record Office will also be closed from Wednesday, 23 December until Tuesday, 5 January 2021, but Cheshire Archives’ online resources are still available at Cheshire Archives. Information about visiting from 5 January onwards can be found on the Archives website.

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