Peterborough libraries to re-open on Monday

Libraries in Peterborough will re-open on Monday.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 4:00 am

During lockdown, Cambridgeshire’s 33 libraries and Peterborough’s 10 libraries have been able to offer a Select and Collect service and pre-booked use of computers and digital services. But from next week, as part of the return to the full library offering, residents will be able to browse the shelves and select their own books for the first time this year.

To ensure everyone can make use of the libraries safely, one-way systems will be in place, with customers asked to wear masks (unless exempt) and invited to sanitise their hands when they enter the library. A friendly face will be on the door of each library to explain how managed browsing works and answer any questions.

Social distancing will be in place, and customers will be able to use self-service technology to check their books out. Returned books will also be quarantined to minimise the risk of Covid infection.

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Central Library

Julie Bennett, Head of Libraries for City Culture Peterborough, said: “We can’t wait to open our doors again to residents, not only for library services, but also to access our archives services by appointment only.

“Safety will be paramount in all our venues, and we will have a maximum capacity for each building, so we ask people to consider avoiding peak times.

“We are also really excited to be relaunching our mobile library service from 19 April. We ask for residents to check online for details of when the mobile library will be coming to their area, as times and routes will be revised.”