Shropshire libraries to be shut on bank holiday Monday for Queen's funeral

All Shropshire Council-run libraries will be shut next Monday for the state funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Shrewsbury Library
Shrewsbury Library

The council announced that all of its libraries will remain closed on Monday, September 19, which has been designated a bank holiday for the funeral of Britain's longest-serving monarch.

Shropshire Council runs libraries in:

  • Albrighton

  • Bayston Hill

  • Bishop's Castle

  • Bridgnorth

  • Broseley

  • Church Stretton

  • Cleobury Mortimer

  • Craven Arms

  • Ellesmere

  • Gobowen

  • Highley

  • The Lantern, Shrewsbury

  • Ludlow

  • Market Drayton

  • Much Wenlock

  • Oswestry

  • Pontesbury

  • Shifnal

  • Shrewsbury

  • Wem

  • Whitchurch

Mourners from across the country are expected to gather in London to witness the monarch's final send-off.

Condolence books which are placed in the libraries will not be available to sign during that day.

Normal opening hours will resume from Tuesday, September 20.

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