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Staff conference 2024 closure

Please note that on Friday 23 February 2024 all Idea Stores and Libraries (except Idea Store Chrisp Street and Idea Store Whitechapel) will be closed due to our Annual Staff Conference. As most of our sites are open seven days a week all year round (except during the festive periods and Bank Holidays), we hope our customers appreciate the difficulty in finding the ideal time to gather all our staff together for the Conference, which is an essential part of their continuous professional development.

Please note that on this day Idea Store Chrisp Street and Idea Store Whitechapel will be accessible on a self-service basis only as follows:

  • Borrowing and returning books, CDs, DVDs
  • Using public internet PCs (but without printing facilities)
  • Studying, reading, meeting friends, using own devices on our Wi-Fi
  • Attending classes (Tutors will be present as normal)

Regular activities for families and children and the refreshments for the Warm Hubs will be suspended on this day.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this important event in our calendar.

Standard opening hours
Monday9am - 9pm
Tuesday9am - 9pm
Wednesday9am - 9pm
Thursday9am - 9pm
Friday9am - 6pm
Saturday9am - 5pm
Sunday11am - 3pm

Bethnal Green Library and Cubitt Town Library and open the following hours:

Standard opening hours
Monday10am - 6pm
Tuesday10am - 6pm
Wednesday10am - 6pm
Thursday10am - 8pm
Saturday9am - 5pm