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Announcement: Tameside Library Service during national lockdown announced 4 January 2021.

We are following the government lockdown guidance, and from Monday 4 January 2021 Tameside Library buildings will not be open for general use and browsing – however you will be able to return items or collect pre-ordered books at the Library entrance. In addition all digital and online services and the Home Library Service will continue. There will also be strictly managed access to public PCs in library buildings to assist with essential activity such as job applications, benefit claims and digital access to other public services.

 

 

 

We are following the government lockdown guidance, and from Monday 4 January 2021 Tameside Library buildings will not be open for general use and browsing – however you will be able to return items or collect pre-ordered books at the Library entrance. In addition all digital and online services and the Home Library Service will continue. There will also be strictly managed access to public PCs in library buildings to assist with essential activity such as job applications, benefit claims and digital access to other public services.

 

The following services are currently available:


Safety measures remain in place for the protection of staff and visitors to libraries. This includes wearing face coverings, sanitising hands, social distancing, quarantining of books, additional cleaning, sanitising of PCs between users, and Perspex screens around counters.

We will also be maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors, and sharing these with NHS Test and Trace where requested, so that we can help to identify people who may have been exposed to the virus.

We ask that all visitors ensure careful compliance and maintain social distancing of 2 metres at all times to help reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19 infection.

Covid 19 Risk Assessments have been undertaken at each site to ensure risk to customers and staff is reduced as much as is possible.

Renewals
All items that were due for return during January have been renewed until the first date a branch is open on or after 31 January. No fines will accrue during the current lockdown period. If you think that your items were overdue before the libraries closed for Christmas 2020 there may still be a fine. Please contact us on 0161 342 2031 or email information.direct@tameside.gov.uk so that we can help.


Telephone enquiry service


You can get help and advice with your information or library enquiries from Tameside Libraries Information Service. You can call Ashton Library on 0161 342 2031 during opening hours. You can also renew your library items over the phone.

 

Libraries available for Order & Collect and essential PC use from 4 January 2021

 
Ashton Library   Hattersley Library
Monday 8:30am - 5:00pm        Monday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 8:00pm   Tuesday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm   Wednesday  
Thursday 8:30am - 8:00pm   Thursday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm   Friday  
Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm   Saturday  
         
Denton Library   Hyde Library
Monday 1:00pm - 5:00pm   Monday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday     Tuesday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday     Wednesday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday 1:00pm - 5:00pm   Thursday  
Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm   Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday opening not available until further notice   Saturday opening not available until further notice
         
Droylsden Library   Mossley Library
Monday 9:00am - 1:00pm   Monday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday     Tuesday  
Wednesday     Wednesday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 1:00pm   Thursday  
Friday 1:00pm - 5:00pm   Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm   Saturday  
         
Dukinfield Library   Stalybridge Library
Monday 9:00am - 1:00pm   Monday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 1:00pm   Tuesday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday     Wednesday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday 1:00pm - 5:00pm   Thursday  
Friday     Friday  
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm   Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm
         
Open+ will not be available until further notice

 

        

 

 

 

 

Virtual Library Clubs via ZoomImage - event poster

Join us for our free online Library Club sessions. Listen to our guest speaker and have a chat afterwards all via Zoom. See tamesidelibraries.eventbrite.co.uk to book or call 0161 342 2031 or email reference.library@tameside.gov.uk. Bring a brew and a biscuit!


Thursday 11 March 10am – 11am: Formidable Women of Manchester with Ed Glinert.


Ed is a popular and experience tour guide leading a variety of walks around Manchester, Liverpool and London.  With a background in writing, editing and journalism he is the author of The Manchester Compendium.

Join us for Ed's talk as he returns to Library Club to pay tribute to the women who have made and moulded Manchester.
 

See tamesidelibraries.eventbrite.co.uk to book or call 0161 342 2031 or email information.direct@tameside.gov.uk.
 

 


Basic IT Support Virtual Coffee Morning via Zoom 

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Make your own drink and join us for a chat about all things digital and how we can help.
It’s informal and we can talk about what you need to help you do more online or get to grips with your device. Contact us on 0161 342 2031 if you'd like to join in.


Tuesday 16 March 11am-12pm: Device Advice.


If you are stuck using a new tablet or would like to do more with your laptop join us for a drink and a chat. We might be able to talk you through the problem, suggest nect steps or direct you to futher help.


Tuesday 20 April February 11am-12pm: Doing More Online.

If you would like to be able to do more online such as banking, filling in forms or managing your health then one of the Learn My Way Basic IT courses may be just the thing for you. We can help you register and start studying these free online courses.

 

See tamesidelibraries.eventbrite.co.uk to book or call 0161 342 2031 or email information.direct@tameside.gov.uk.

 

All events are via Zoom and are free but booking is required. Zoom is easy to use via the internet or by downloading the app. See our brief guide to using Zoom pdf or give us a call and we can explain how it works.


 

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Have your say in this consultation


We would like your views on the proposal to relocate Droylsden Library to Guardsman Tony Downes House, so we can build on the previous feedback to ensure in designing the new library it meets your needs so far as possible.

Tameside Council is facing significant financial challenges, which have increased due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The existing Droylsden Library building, constructed in 1937, is deteriorating and the “T” shape configuration over three floors does not lend itself to the requirements of a modern library environment.  The rising costs of repairs, combined with the desire to progress with the regeneration of Droylsden Town Centre, means that a solution for the future of the library is now needed.
 
In 2015 Tameside Council engaged with residents and library users on the potential relocation of Droylsden Library from its current building to the adjacent Guardsman Tony Downes House, which houses the Greater Manchester Pension Fund. 
 
Unfortunately, Tameside Council has not had sufficient funding to deliver an exciting new library for Droylsden until now when it has been successful in accessing time limited grant funding, which will enable the Council to relocate Droylsden Library to Guardsman Tony Downes House.

Take part in the consultation

Tameside Big Conversation


 




 

 

Do you or does someone you know have problems getting online or doing things via the internet?


If you are having problems getting online and doing all the things you need to such as home-schooling, shopping, applications and form filling or are missing out on virtual groups and events or just want to stay in touch with friends and family then we are here to help.
 

Give us a call at Tameside Libraries Information Services for help with the following.
 
  • Getting online and using a PC, tablet or a laptop to do things like pay bills, shop or call your friends.
  • If you have no internet or are struggling with a very slow connection (i.e. no broadband).
  • If you do not have enough devices for the number of people in your household, especially if this means that your children are missing things for school.
  • Finding and using free educational resources to help children learning from home.
  • Borrowing eBooks to help with your child’s reading skills.
  • Using eReading for everyone to help with wellbeing and keeping your mind active.
  • Virtual events for adults and children to stay connected.

Help is also available with accessing online forms for council services.
 

Ways to get in touch


Call us on 0161 342 2031

Email information.direct@tameside.gov.uk

Webchat – click on the Webchat icon and choose Library Service
 

 

             

 
 

 

 


International Women’s Day 8 March - March is Women’s History Month

Celebrated on 8 March International Women's Day highlights the achievements of women in business, cultural and politics as well as campaign for women's equality. Image - International Women's DayThe theme for International Women's Day 2021 is Choose To Challenge aimed at bringing attention to continuing inequality for many women.

Women's History Month highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. Find out about famous women of art, science and early pioneers in public life or shine a light on what it was like for the women of the industrial age or the land and factory girls of the Second World War.



BorrowBox

BorrowBox is the place to find something on Women’s History and Literature. Titles are available as eBooks and eAudiobooks and it’s available 24/7, 7 days a week for all ages and tastes. Download the app and start reading or listening within five minutes.
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Learn more about remarkable women, explore women authors, get some advice or find out about the female experience in history and contemporary society.
 
  • Go to BorrowBox and log in with your Library Card and PIN.
  • Find out more about eReading

Not yet a member? Join online now and start using BorrowBox for free eBooks and eAudiobooks today.
 
 


Reserve or Order and Collect

If you prefer a physical book you can use our Order and Collect service. This offers customers the opportunity to contact us with an idea of what they like to read and arrange for collection of a selection for loans from a library of their choice. There are more details on our Order and Collect page.

You can also use the online Library Catalogue to search for and reserve the items you are interested in; we will be in touch to arrange collection when they are ready for you. Find out more about reservations here.
 


 

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