I’m going to the library

Before I go to the library

Weymouth Library is open at these times:

Library opening times
Monday: 10am to 7pm
Tuesday: 9:30am to 5:30pm
Wednesday: 9:30am to 1pm
Thursday: 9:30am to 7pm
Friday: 9:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9am to 4pm
Sunday: Closed

If I am nervous about going, I can talk to the library staff and ask questions first. I can call:

I can ask the library staff for a tour of the library.

I can ask the library staff for a tour of the library

About the library

There are people who work at the library who I can talk to. I will know who they are by their badges.

There are people who work at the library who I can talk to

The library is usually a quiet place where people talk quietly, relax and read books.

The library is usually a quiet place where people talk quietly, relax and read books

Sometimes it might be noisy. If it is noisy, I can talk to a librarian. 

Sometimes it might be noisy

I can ask to borrow ear defenders.

blue ear defenders

In the children’s area there are bubble tubes to help me relax and a sensory wall to explore.

In the Children’s area there are bubble tubes to help me relax and a sensory wall to explore

The library will have sensory items to help me relax if I am anxious. I can ask a member of staff for these.

The library will have sensory items to help me relax if I am anxious

How I become a member of the library

When I get to the library I will see a desk. I will talk to one of the library staff there about how to become a member of the library.

When I get to the library I will see a desk

I will complete a form. I will write my name, address, date of birth, telephone number and email address and sign it.

I will show them identification. This can be a driving licence, bank statement or household bill.

The library staff will give me a library card and a PIN.

When I visit the library

In the library there will be shelves of books and DVDs. 

In the library there will be shelves of books and DVDs

I can sit in a chair to read a book.

I can sit in a chair to read a book

I can borrow a book or DVD and take it home with me. I will have to pay to borrow a DVD.

I can borrow a book or DVD and take it home with me

If I want to borrow a book or DVD I will talk to a member of the library staff.

If I want to borrow a book or DVD I will talk to a member of the library staff

The staff will show me how to borrow the books or DVD and tell me when I need to bring it back to the library.

The staff will show me how to borrow the books or DVD and tell me when I need to bring it back to the library

There are other activities I can do at the library.

There are other activities I can do at the library

The library will also have some computers. There is no charge to use the computers, but I will have to pay for printing. 

The library will also have some computers

I can reserve a time to use a computer or I can wait for one to be available.

I can reserve a time to use a computer or I can wait for one to be available

When I have finished I will leave the library.

When I have finished I will leave the library

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