All Derbyshire’s libraries and Buxton Museum and Art Gallery will close from 5pm today (Friday 20 March) for the foreseeable future to protect staff and customers using the services from the risk of coronavirus and to help to prevent its spread.
The councils two mobile libraries will also be taken off the road for the foreseeable future.
A date has not been set for the services to re-open but it is estimated they could remain closed for at least 12 weeks. Library customers who have borrowed items from their library are being advised to hold on to them until they can return them when their local service re-opens. All fines will be waived.
There’s a wealth of books, newspapers and magazines available online from Derbyshire Libraries and customers can find out how to access these and other information by registering using their library card, if they haven’t already signed up.