Library service updates - Coronavirus

Due to the National Lockdown Northamptonshire Library buildings are now closed. However, an at the door Select and Collect service will be available.

Select and Collect is available at the following libraries:

How to use our services

See full details of how to select and collect at one of these libraries, plus other services available:

Library items must be pre-ordered in advance, to be collected at an agreed timeslot. Items can be ordered in three ways:

  • Ring 0300 126 1000
  • Email the library
  • Pick up a form from the library

Please note to help us work safely and manage our stock levels, a maximum of 5 library items per borrower can be requested for collection. Books can be requested by genre and preferred author but we cannot guarantee the availability of individual titles.

In line with guidance from Public Health England we recommend that items are quarantined for 72 hours from the date they have been collected.

If you are a library member you can search on the library catalogue and reserve up to five items; there is no charge for making a reservation.

Reserved items can be collected from any of the following libraries:

  • Brixworth
  • Corby 
  • Daventry
  • Desborough
  • Duston
  • Hunsbury
  • Irthlingborough
  • Kettering
  • Northampton Central
  • Oundle
  • Roade
  • Rothwell
  • Rushden
  • Towcester
  • Wellingborough
  • Weston Favell

In line with guidance from Public Health England we recommend that items are quarantined for 72 hours from the date they have been collected.

For more information and to reserve items please go to our select and collect webpage. 

All library members have free access to e-books, e-audiobooks, e-newspapers and e-magazines, and resources in our online reference section.

For anyone who is not currently a member, it is easy to join the library as a virtual member and take advantage of these resources.

We also offer an online programme of activities on individual library Facebook pages and our Library Youtube channel.

Libraries are only accepting returns as part of the Select & Collect service. While Northamptonshire is in lockdown no fines will be incurred by library users.

If you wish to access our e-lending and online information resources you can become a virtual member.

For further information please go to our joining the library page.

Services not currently available

 The following will not be available:

  • Meeting room bookings
  • Browsing
  • Computer use
  • Full library membership
  • Information and enquiry service
  • In-library events
  • Public toilets
  • Bus Pass applications
  • Blue Badge applications and renewals

Community managed libraries

 For further information please email your local community managed library.