Reopening the BA Children and Young People’s Libraries

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The Children and Young People’s Libraries, affiliated to the BA Library Sector, announce their reopening starting Sunday, 1 November 2020. The Libraries will open from Sunday to Thursday, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Considering the current exceptional circumstances, all precautionary measures will be applied in order to ensure the safety of the users and staff:

  • Receiving a limited number of children and young people daily.

  • Wearing face masks inside the BA is mandatory.

  • Using hand sanitizers before touching any surfaces.

  • Bringing alcohol sprays or hand sanitizers with all children and young people is necessary.

  • Eating or drinking (except water) inside the two libraries is prohibited.

  • Keeping a safe distance between the users and staff.

  • Sitting in allocated places at the reading tables. Moving chairs is not allowed.

  • Putting books on trolleys to be sterilized after reading.

The day will be divided into 2 periods:

First period: from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Second period: from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.

A sterilization process will take place from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

  • Only limited number of members with valid membership cards will be allowed into the Children and Young People’s Libraries.

  • Children and young people are only allowed to use the computers for no more than half an hour.

  • Borrowing books is not allowed.

  • Canceling tours inside the two libraries until further notice.

  • Canceling school trips until further notice.

  • Parents are not allowed inside the libraries.

  • University researchers are not allowed inside the libraries.

  • The BA is not responsible for the personal belongings of visitors.

  • The Children’s Library is not responsible for children after the end of the two periods.


A limited number of services will be offered inside the two libraries: