We at the Scottish Poetry Library, like you, have been following the news on Coronavirus and absorbing recommendations made by the government and relevant experts. As we face the days, weeks and months to come, we’re putting into place a number of changes designed to protect visitors and staff.
The first thing to note is that the Library will be closed until the end of June. As far as lending is concerned, we will automatically renew items. From today, we have suspended e-mail late return notices.
After speaking with performers and promoters about events that were scheduled to run at the Library, they have cancelled their events. No events and workshops will now take place at the Library between now and the end of June. We hope where possible that these performers and promoters will be able to reschedule some of their events in the future, but we have no firm details on that at the moment. Full refunds will be made to those who bought tickets.
With regards to our shop and e-commerce – the Library will monitor the efficiency of this service and will consider a time-limited suspension if capacity to deliver through third-party suppliers becomes constrained.
Although access to our building has necessarily been limited, and our events cancelled, we want to assure our users that the Library will continue to make its presence known through our website, our social media presence and through our fortnightly newsletter. If anything, we plan to be more active than ever online. We’re combing our archives for rarely heard recordings, little seen images, and all sorts of poetry goodies to share. We’ll also be tweeting, blogging and sharing content more than ever. Watch our website and our social media platforms for updates.