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Library closures due to coronavirus

In accordance with government advice to limit the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus, all Richmond upon Thames libraries will be closed to the public from 4pm on Friday 20 March 2020 until further notice.

Current loans

For all our customers with items currently on loan, the due dates will be changed to Monday 15 June 2020 and this will be reviewed as we move forward with more extensions implemented by the library service as the situation requires.

If you would like to continue renewing your items yourself, this can be done online or by telephone and the renewal limit has been increased from 4 to 15 renewals per item to allow customers to remain at home if they need to.

Any customers who wish to return their items while the library is closed can put them into the drop box at Richmond Lending Library.

eLibraries and online services open 24/7

Richmond upon Thames Libraries has two eLibraries offering free eBooks and eAudiobooks, plus a free eMagazine service, an online music library and many more online services. You can access these services with your Richmond card / library card number and personal PIN.

If you have any difficulties accessing online library services please, email for help. You can apply for a Richmond Card online here.

Home Library Service Deliveries from the home library service to currently registered customers will continue in consultation with those involved.

Contact us

From Saturday 21 March 2020 you will be able to contact the library service with queries by email at and by telephoning any Richmond upon Thames library from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.

For eLibrary and online services queries please email


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Updated: 24 March 2020