25th Nov, 2020

Whitnash and Lillington libraries reopening

Laura Kearns 29th Oct, 2020

WHITNASH and Lillington libraries are reopening.

Whitnash Library has opened for short visits while Lillington Library will open on Monday (November 2).

Warwick, Leamington and Kenilworth libraries are already open.

Customers do not need an appointment to visit the libraries to collect books and can turn up at any time during opening hours.

Self-service machines are In operation using a library card and face coverings are compulsory, except for those who are medically exempt.

Residents will be given up to 30 minutes to choose the library items they want to borrow and issue them.

There is no access to other services including newspapers, seating or photocopying and a one-way system is in place.

Warwickshire County Council customer spokeswoman Kam Kaur said: “Our staff have been working incredibly hard to make our libraries accessible and safe to customers, and we are now in a position to be able to invite customers back into more of our libraries.

“This is dependent upon our customers adhering to the guidelines, so we all stay safe. We need people to wear a face covering if they can, sanitise their hands on entry, and social distance from other customers by following the one-way system.

“We want people to make their book selections and issue them within a maximum of 30 minutes so we can make sure everyone has equal and safe access to our libraries.

“If people are still choosing to shield at home or are self-isolating, they can continue to access our digital library services, which are still proving to be extremely popular, and if they are eligible they can continue to receive our home delivery service.

“This is about making our library customers feel safe and able to access our services in whichever way they are most comfortable doing.

Visit library.warwickshire.gov.uk or call 0300 555 8171 for more information.

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