Temporary Library in Worthing opens for “select and collect” service

The Temporary Library for Worthing town centre, based at 37 Richmond Road, Worthing, is now open


Release date: 17 July 2020

The Temporary Library for Worthing town centre, based at 37 Richmond Road, Worthing, is now open for a “select and collect” service.

The service is running in all West Sussex libraries and allows residents to collect books from the front door of their local library without the need to enter the building.

People are able to reserve specific titles in the usual way online or by phoning the library. In addition, people who may not know exactly what they want to borrow can ask for a more general selection of books to be chosen by a member of the library team, this is known as “staff select.” All reservation charges have been waived to help customers make use of this new “select and collect” service, as we continue work to resume our library services.

The main library building in Worthing remains closed and building work will be starting soon to refurbish the building, creating new spaces to bring a number of County Council services together under one roof.

Duncan Crow, Cabinet Member for Fire and Rescue and Communities, said: “Even though the main building in Worthing remains closed, we are pleased to be able to offer the “select and collect” service at the temporary library just a few minutes’ walk away on Richmond Road.

“We understand how important our libraries are to residents and staff have been really pleased to welcome them back.”

In addition to the Temporary Library in the town centre, all other libraries in the Worthing Borough have also re-opened for the “select and collect” service. Details for Broadwater, Durrington, Findon Valley and Goring libraries can be found online, or by phoning 01243 642110.

Browsing inside the library is not yet available and “select and collect” will be during our reduced opening hours for the foreseeable future.

There are currently no overdue charges for outstanding items.

To take advantage of the ‘Select and Collect’ service, visit the 'Staff Select' page and fill out the short online form.

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