open+ gives you access to library materials, public computers and quiet, creative spaces to meet or study.

You even have access while the building is unstaffed making the building available at times that are convenient to you.

Working more conveniently for you

You’ll need to register for open+ to use the library during unstaffed hours by talking to a member of staff at your branch.

Please note: Under 16s are unable to register for open+, but they are welcome to come in to the library during open+ hours if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Here’s how it works:

To enter the library while it’s unstaffed, scan your Vivacity card and type your PIN into the access point near the library entrance.

  • Remember to take care of your library space while staff are away.
  • Be mindful when entering the building. Don’t let anyone else enter without proper access.
  • CCTV Cameras are in place for your peace of mind and safety.
  • You will hear pre-recorded messages to let you know when staff are on site and when the library is due to close.