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Gloucestershire libraries are ready to welcome you back on 12 April


On Monday 12 April, county council-run libraries across the county will open their doors again, enabling you to browse, borrow and return items and use a computer.


Not only are libraries re-opening but they have fully restocked the shelves ready for you to delve in to the UK’s top titles. Customers will see a wide range of fiction and non-fiction for children, young people and adults including some old favourites and the works of popular authors that have been recently well-reviewed. Gloucestershire Libraries have also invested in more copies of those books that are in high demand to help reduce the waiting time for available copies.

Jane Everiss, head of Gloucestershire Libraries said “We can’t wait to welcome you back to our libraries and we have invested in lots of new stock ready for you to enjoy from 12 April.

"If you are visiting us, we have measures in place to keep you safe but if you can’t visit us yet, our online services are still available. We can’t wait to see you!”

All visits will be managed with social distancing and there will be a limit to how many people can be in the library at one time. If you have any questions about libraries reopening, including how cleaning and social distancing is being managed, Frequently Asked Questions are available on the library website. Customers will be asked for test and trace details and will be required to wear face coverings unless they are exempt.

The popular Off the Shelf and Reserve & Collect services will also still be available for all customers.

For further information and the latest opening times for all libraries, including community libraries, please visit Posters showing updated opening times will be displayed at each library.

If you haven’t yet joined your local library and wish to take advantage of the services on offer, please go to


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