♡Merton Updates: Libraries Reopening

Merton Libraries are re-opening on Monday 13 July with a Click and Collect service and use of some computers through prior reservation in three of their libraries.

During this first phase of re-opening they will have a number of safety measures in place including:

  • Limited Service Offer- Click and Collect and PC bookings
  • Perspex screens at customer counters
  • All returned items will be sanitised and quarantined for 72 hours
  • Social distancing queue systems
  • Separate queues for Click and Collect and PC bookings
  • Book return options outside of the library entrance
  • Special signs to guide you at this time
  • Revised opening hours
  • Strict Social distancing measure including in PC areas
  • Increased cleaning of all library facilities including cleaning of computers after every customer use

You will need to show your library membership card when collecting your order or accessing a public PC. If you require a new library card you should inform the library before your visit and bring appropriate identification.

Click and Collect Service

Using the click and collect service you can order the item(s) you would like to borrow and collect them once we have confirmed they are ready. You can order your books online, on the Merton Libraries App or by phone/email.

If you are not a library member, you can sign up on their website.

The below libraries are opening for Click and Collect services from the 13th July with these temporary opening hours: 

WimbledonMitcham and Colliers Wood Libraries

  • Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4pm

When collecting books, customers will be asked to queue outside the library, 2 metres apart as indicated by the floor markers. All returned books will be quarantined for 72 hours and sanitised before being made available for further lending.

There will be no study spaces, physical copies of newspapers and magazines, access to public toilets, group activities or space hire until further notice.

Book Returns

During library opening hours, customers can return books by placing them on the returns table/bin/trolley located near the entrance to the library. There is no need to join a queue to return books. You can also return books through book box drops outside West Barnes, Raynes Park, Colliers Wood, Wimbledon & Mitcham libraries, whilst the libraries are closed.

Loan items that people have kept during lockdown have had their return dates extended until 1st September 2020.

Public Computers

As part of the Click and Collect service there will be a reduced number of public computers. These computers are available for library members to use but advanced booking is required and other restrictions will apply. Public computers can be booked online, by telephone or at one of the open libraries in advance. 

Bookings are for a maximum of a single one hour slot per adult library member, per day. Children’s public computers will not be available and cannot be booked. Only library members who have a booking will be invited into the computer area. To ensure social distancing, guests including children will not be permitted at this time.

All public computers will be sanitised after every use and social distancing measures will be in place in the computer rooms. Customers are requested to use the hand sanitising stations at the entrances to the computer area.

Printing whilst using public computers will be available and can be paid for via our online card payment system. Photocopying is not available at this time.

For more information please call/email:

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