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MORE Hubs and libraries across the city have reopened, offering services on an appointment-only basis.

A further 12 facilities are open in addition to Central Library Hub, St Mellons Hub, Ely & Caerau Hub and the Powerhouse, which have remained open for emergencies throughout the latest lockdown period.

Facilities reopening include Rumney Partnership Hub, Llanrumney Hub, Canton Library, Fairwater Hub, Cathays Branch and Heritage Library, Llandaff North & Gabalfa Hub, Grangetown Hub, Rhydypennau Hub, Radyr Library, Whitchurch Hub, Rhiwbina Library and Llanishen Hub. Information on opening hours is available here:www.cardiff.gov.uk/hubs

Access to the libraries and hubs will be on a pre-booked appointment basis (except in urgent cases) for Into Work, housing, benefits, money advice services and public access computers.

Customers should call the Adviceline on 029 2087 1071 or emailadvicehub@cardiff.gov.ukfor help or to book an appointment.

The library click and collect service will also operate on an appointment only basis, for collection and returns. Customers can order titles or a selection of books based on their interests and preferred genres via the Cardiff Libraries online catalogue (https://wales.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/card_en) or by calling the library phone line (029 2087 1071, option 2). Staff will confirm an allocated time slot for books to be collected from the hub, and they need to be returned to the same hub as they were collected from, by appointment.

Residents can collect green recycling and food waste bags at the hubs and libraries without the need for an appointment.

A council spokesperson said:

“Keeping staff and customers safe is a priority as we reopen our hubs and libraries next week. Customers can expect the same safety measures we have all become familiar with now, including the need to maintain a safe distance from others, wearing a face-covering inside unless exempt and the use of hand sanitiser to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“Our Hubs and Libraries service has continued to deliver essential services to residents throughout the past 12 months, even when some of our buildings have had to close and we are pleased to be able to offer some face to face services once again, whenever we’re unable to support customers over the phone or email.

“We will continue to deliver services online such as digital job clubs, into work webchats, health and wellbeing sessions and activities online which have been an invaluable way to engage with customers during the lockdown periods.


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