Libraries NI is pleased to announce that local libraries will reopen for browsing and access for study facilities from 24 May.
Customers are being asked to book the study space in advance by calling their local library and, to keep everyone safe, customers will also be asked to wear a face covering (mask) and to use hand sanitiser when they enter the library. Staff will also wear face coverings and there are both screens and signage throughout each library to encourage social distancing.
The Book and Collect service will continue to operate in all libraries and will remain in place at this stage. This service is also supported by Libraries NI’s popular online resources providing free access to eBooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers.
Jim O’Hagan, Libraries NI Chief Executive said:
“We know that customers have really appreciated the Book and Collect Service and, in particular, many parents have commented on how good the library staff’s book choice has been for their children. However, there is still something very enjoyable about visiting a library to choose your own books and reading material and so we are delighted that all libraries are reopening for browsing.
“We look forward to welcoming customers back to their local library. As libraries are located at the heart of many communities they will play an important role in helping people to reconnect with others after COVID.”
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