Q. Are children allowed in the library?
Colchester: Children between 7 and 15 years of age can accompany a parent or responsible adult for a short visit to pick up or return a book, print, ask an enquiry at the helpdesk or attend a pre arranged appointment. Children are not permitted to stay for longer periods e.g whilst studying in the library.
Children under 7 are welcome to go as far as the quick access PCs on the ground floor with their parent/guardian. If you need to fetch books from the main shelves, staff at the Helpdesk may be able to fetch them for you. It would be really helpful if you could give us advance notice of what you need by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If bringing a child to the library please stop at the Helpdesk where you will be asked to complete a form and all children should be accompanied by an adult at all times in the library.
Southend: You can take your child to the Ground and 1st floors of the library. This is the Public library space and you must accompany your child at all times. Children are not permitted in the Learning Hub.
Loughton: You may bring children into the library as long as they are supervised at all times and you are intending to stay for a short period of time e.g. to pick up a book, ask staff a question or do some printing. Children are not permitted to stay for longer periods while you are studying.