COVID-19: Library services

Library web screenshot_July 2020

COVID-19: in line with Welsh Government rules, all Newport libraries are closed and booked visits suspended from Friday 23 October 2020. 


The following libraries are open for booked visits only.  

Central Library: open Tuesday - Friday, 10am-12.30pm and 1pm-4pm.

Malpas Library: open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm

Ringland Library: open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm

Rogerstone Library: open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm

Other libraries remain closed, we hope to be able to reopen them shortly.  

Visits must be pre-booked and will be for 15 minutes with a maximum of two people per booking.

You can reserve books online and then book a visit to the library to collect them.

A small range of unreserved fiction will be available in the library for people to browse.

Returning items: existing book loans will be extended and fees and overdue charges are suspended.

Please don't book a visit simply to return items, we have plenty of stock available at our open libraries.

Any items that are returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before being returned to the shelves.

Reserving and collecting

Reserve a book using the Newport Libraries online catalogue

We will email you when your books are ready for collection and you can then make an appointment to visit and collect the books.

All existing reservations have expired, so please place new reservations. 

To use this form, either login or create an account, or simply use the 'Guest' option, on the bottom left of the form

Book your library visit

Your visit

Please wash your hands before and after your visit, you may wish to bring your own gloves as hand sanitisers will not be provided.

Following Public Health Wales guidance, all returned books will be placed in a 72 hour quarantine to reduce the risk of cross contamination.

There will be no access to computers, printing or photocopying.

The Reference and Local Studies collection will not be available. 

Bookshelves will be closed off and unavailable for browsing.

Don't forget, a wide range of e-books and e-magazines is available for library members at home.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to bring your library services back safely.  

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