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Library computers – Saturday 18 September

Due to essential maintenance work, computers, printers and scanners will be unavailable to use in Thurrock libraries on Saturday 18 September. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) safety

Libraries have re-opened with rules to help keep you and our staff safe.

You can visit and access services within the following libraries during their opening hours:

Libraries that remain closed are:

  • Purfleet library
  • Stanford-le-Hope library

Check library opening hours before you visit as there may be temporary changes.

You can get online access to newspapers and magazines, and e-books and e-audio. You can also take part in job club sessions and Reading Friends sessions online.

Keeping you and our staff safe

When you visit a library:

  • we ask that you wear a face mask at all times whilst inside the building
  • you should register your visit on the NHS COVID-19 app or using the paper forms at the front desk
  • try to avoid visiting at busy times, such as around lunchtimes
  • you must stay at least 1 metre from other library users and staff at all times
  • hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance
  • cleaning stations will be available beside our self-service machines, for those who are printing

What you can do

You will be able to:

  • return items on loan
  • browse our shelves
  • reserve new items online
  • collect items that you had reserved online or using our 'order and collect' service
  • use public computers and printers for up to 1 hour
  • use study areas, although you must stay at least 1 metre from others
  • use public wi-fi
  • meet in groups of no more than 6 people

You can book in advance if you wish to use a library computer, either by using the form below or by phoning the library no more than 1 day in advance.

Book a library computer

Use of public computers is free. Payment for the use of printers must be made through the self-service machines.

What you can't do

For now, you will not be able to access:

  • photocopiers and fax machines
  • the local history area, including maps and microfiche, at Grays library