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Libraries welcome customers back

Published
02.12.2020

Libraries in Gloucestershire have reopened to the public today as the most recent government restrictions came to an end.

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All county council-run libraries have opened their doors again, enabling you to browse, borrow and return items and use a computer. Services at community-run libraries have also recommenced.

Customers can continue to use the Off the Shelf, Reserve & Collect and Ring & Read services if they are unable to visit their local library.

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

All visits will be managed with social distancing. If you have any questions about libraries reopening, including how cleaning and social distancing is being managed, Frequently Asked Questions are available and you can watch a helpful video. Test and Trace is operated at all libraries and customers are required to wear face coverings unless they are exempt.

If you haven’t yet joined your local library and wish to take advantage of the services on offer, please go to www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries/join-the-library/

Cllr Dave Norman, cabinet member for libraries at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “We know how much people have missed popping into their local library during lockdown so it’s great news that they have reopened.

“Collection services were available but I’m sure customers will enjoy being able to browse the many items on offer again. I’d like to remind everyone to please follow the guidelines and social distancing rules when they visit to keep everyone safe.”

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