Bookworms rejoice

Buckinghamshire library staff will reopen their doors and welcome customers back from Monday, 12 April.

All the libraries have recommended COVID-19 safety measures in place and at busy times people may be asked to queue. Opening times are also slightly shorter at the moment, but libraries will be increasing these as soon as they can.

Book borrowing, computer hire, printing and information services will be available but libraries will be unable to provide newspapers, study areas or group activities. Outstanding loans are extended to the end of April and no fines will be charged before then.

In addition, to support the NHS Test and Trace initiative, staff will ask customers to use the NHS App or provide contact details when they enter a library. However, this information will only be used for this purpose and will be destroyed after 21 days.

Customers planning to visit their local library can check opening hours by going to Buckinghamshire Council’s libraries webpage.

Customers who would prefer not to visit a library in person can use the eLibrary service to borrow books, magazines and newspapers online.

Pictured above:
Marlow Library