Irlam Library Remains Closed for now

A date is still not known for the re-opening of the popular Irlam Library at Hurst Fold near to Fiddlers Lane in Irlam that had to close the doors in March as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold.

Salford Community Leisure, Marketing and Communication manager Dan Stribling told the Local Mag, “Unfortunately, there’s no confirmed date for Irlam Library re-opening just yet, although I understand the library team are working on it as part of the phased re-opening of the libraries across the city.”

Several other group and organisations also use the library building on Hurst Fold including Job Centre Plus. Obviously they are also unable to use the building until the building is re-opened.

Irlam Library, Hurst Fold

Cadishead Library did reopen recently with the emphasis on the safety of customers and the library staff, so things are a little different from normal. The current opening hours for Cadishead Library are as below:

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

They will be following government advice and strict safety measures, especially around social distancing, cleaning and hygiene, and will be asking all customers to co-operate. They are currently offering two services for their members – Call & Collect and PC Appointments.

Call & Collect – Call them to arrange to collect books from the library porch. You can order up to 10 books for collection. Whilst they are unable to reserve specific books for you, they will do their best to ensure you get books that are suitable for you and make up a selection of books based on your preferences and interests.

PC Appointments – Call them to book a one-hour appointment to use a computer. They will explain new procedures, including cleaning the PCs and safety measures. Staff will be on hand to ensure you are able to log on to a PC but will not be able to provide further help because of social distancing requirements. Unfortunately, printing will also be unavailable.

Call 0161 921 2240 to book your order from Cadishead Library. Or to book your PC Appointment at the Library in Cadishead.

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