Libraries in Hertfordshire closing for a few days

Published: 21 Mar 2020


Terry Douris, Cabinet Member for Education, Libraries and Localism, said:

"Due to COVID-19 we have taken the difficult decision today, Saturday 21 March, to close our libraries with immediate effect for the next few days as a precautionary measure, whilst we assess how we might continue to provide some elements of the service to the community.

"Our customers, staff and volunteers' health and wellbeing is of paramount importance for us at Hertfordshire County Council and we want to reassure everyone that we are doing everything within our power to respond quickly to national development and protect all our residents.

“As the country follows government advice on social distancing and self-isolation, we think it’s important that our residents still have access to a library service. Currently this can be achieved by downloading the Borrow Box app where you can continue to enjoy your favourite e-books and listen to audiobooks as part of your membership."