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Isle of Wight Council library services are now closed to reinforce the need to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.

The ‘Order and Collect’ scheme, along with access to computer services, has also been suspended due to the rapid rise in positive coronavirus cases on the Island.

Library staff are standing by to be redeployed to assist with the COVID-19 response and to support the community at this time of crisis.

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The situation will be reviewed during the last week of January and the council may be able to restore its Order and Collect service in February, depending on local infection levels.

All current loans have been extended to 1st March and no fines are being charged.

Library services are available online, including access to ebooks, audio books, magazines, newspapers, music, comics and graphic novels.

People can access these services on the council’s website at

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Real Islander
Real Islander
7 days ago

And on goes the psychological warfare …is it really about a virus?
2021 was promised as a year of hope and restored freedoms, yet we seem to be spiralling into a more draconian society by the day. Now police are promising to question us for daring to step outside our own homes.

Reply to  Real Islander
7 days ago

Thats the idea!!control..conform…no a nutshell.check this post in a day or so and yep….see the sheep thumbs down!predictable and sad in it real i.?
You talk sense .unfor the gov believing media watching brainwashed wont listen.
Cancer and heart attacks are more of a threat .I mean come on

off to work
off to work
5 days ago

Ha makes not a lot of difference they open after i go to work and close before i finish. Is this part of the council tax service? that we are supposed to get.

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