Following the Government announcement of a 4 week long lockdown all Salford Libraries closed from 4pm on Wednesday 4 November.

The only services that will continue to operate will be Books@Home where we will continue to take the library service to people in these difficult circumstances and our Schools’ Libraries Service to ensure that books and learning materials are provided for children and teachers remaining in school.

What this means:
  • You will not be able to visit any Salford Libraries during this closure.
  • Remember we operate a ‘Fine-Free’ system, so if you have any books currently loaned out, you will not be fined for keeping these for a longer period during the closure.

You can also continue to access our online services at this time. We have a great service called Borrowbox that allows you to download e-books and e-audio books directly to your device or computer without leaving home. You can join online now for instant access.

We also offer access to a wide range of popular magazines using our RB Digital service, you can continue researching your family history using our Ancestry subscription and Storytime Sue will continue to entertain your little ones with stories and songs on our YouTube channel.

During this closure, please make sure you follow Salford Community Libraries across all our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to keep up to date with all developments or check our website.

During the closure, please do all you can to look after yourself and your family and follow the NHS guidelines to reduce the risk of you becoming ill.

If you have any queries regarding your membership, please email us at

We look forward to welcoming you back to our libraries as soon as possible.

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