Torfaen libraries reopen for browsing next week

Posted on: Wednesday 18 November 2020

Torfaen Libraries are pleased to announce that from Monday 23rd November all libraries will reopen for limited browsing, borrowing and book returns. Customers will also be able to book 30-minute sessions on our public computers where there is availability.

The opening hours for each library will be:

Cwmbran Library
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday 9am-1pm

Pontypool Library
Wednesday and Friday 10am-3pm
Saturday 9am-1pm

Blaenavon Library
Tuesday and Thursday 10am-3pm
Saturday 10am-1pm

The popular ‘Request and Collect’ service will continue to operate at all libraries.

Councillor Joanne Gauden, Executive Member for Economy, Skills & Regeneration, said: “We are thrilled that leaners and book enthusiasts can return to our libraries next week.

“We know that for learners having access to books which support them on their learning journey is vital. This is why we couldn’t be more happy we are reopening.

“Covid may have altered the way library services have worked over the last few months, but it hasn’t stopped our hard working staff coming up with solutions so people could still access resources.

“I would like to thank everyone who has worked so hard keeping the library service running since covid began, and wish them luck with the new phase.”

For those customers concerned about overdue charges on books, please don’t worry. All book loans are continuing to be extended during the current time.

For any queries or to use our ‘Request and Collect’ service, or to book a computer slot, please call 01633 647676 or email

Torfaen Libraries look forward to welcoming our customers back safely into the libraries as part of our next phase of reopening. 

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