COVID-19 lockdown: Library update

Opening times

We aim to keep all our libraries open during the current lockdown but are operating with reduced opening hours and staffing levels on all sites. Below are our staffed hours over the next few weeks.

*Please note, these are subject to change at short notice depending on staff fitness to work so you are advised to ring ahead of your visit if you need to speak to staff.

RSCH, Brighton – 01273 523300

Monday – Friday 09.00am – 5.00pm

PRH, Haywards Heath – 01444 441881 x65596

Monday – Friday 09.00am – 5.00pm

Mill View, Hove – 01273 621984 x202587

Tuesday & Friday 9.30 – 5.30pm

Contact us for 24 hour access at RSCH and PRH libraries.

Keeping safe in our libraries

A surgical face mask is required to be worn at all times in our RSCH and PRH libraries.

Please ensure a 2m distance from colleagues in all our libraries. We regret a maximum of just six people will be allowed to work or study at Mill View Library at any one time due to social distancing guidance. Contact us for advice or to reserve a pc ahead.

Please read our COVID-19 Charter before visiting our libraries.

Sanitization measures

We’re taking extra measures to protect our staff and library users, such as wiping all door handles, computers, phones and self-issue kiosks with clinical wipes on a regular basis. Wipes are also available for you to wipe down PCs and desk areas after you have used them. Hand sanitisers are in the public areas of all our libraries.

All our returned books are being quarantining for three days and wiped them down before re-shelving. This may cause slight delays before books are available so thank you for your patience.

Extended loan periods

The loan period for all items is still eight weeks. You will be contacted if your book is needed by another member; otherwise you can renew online as many times as needed. See instructions here: (under Guide to Your Online Library Account).

Information skills teaching

All our teaching will take place online during the current lockdown.   See details and booking at

Contact us for further help and guidance.