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3rd Dec, 2021

Final phase of re-opening for Worcestershire’s libraries

Rob George 3rd Sep, 2020

ALL of Worcestershire’s libraries will be once again open for business this September.

The final eight libraries will re-open throughout September, once essential building checks have been completed and signed off.

Libraries in Warndon, Alvechurch, Catshill, Bewdley, Rubery and Upton will re-open on Monday (September 7).

Hagley and Woodrow Libraries are also set to re-open later in the month.

The County Council has worked closely with local library volunteers throughout the phased re-opening, and it is thanks to their help and support, that Hagley, Upton and Catshill are re-opening this month.

The mobile library will also resume normal service from Monday with safe, socially-distanced browsing and borrowing. Customers are requested to wear a face covering when on board.

Opening times for re-opened libraries and details on Mobile Library routes can be found on the council’s dedicated libraries webpage or by calling the customer contact centre on 01905 822722.

Social distancing and hygiene measures will be in place in all libraries for everyone’s safety.

The number of customers allowed into the library at any one time will be managed; browsing time will be limited to 20 minutes and computers and desks will be cleaned thoroughly after each use.

The return date for all items borrowed before August 10 has been extended to September 30.

From this date, normal overdue fees will apply. Any items borrowed by customers from re-opened libraries since August 10 are subject to normal borrowing terms and conditions.

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