More Libraries to Open in Coming Weeks

More local libraries will open over the next few weeks including Wilton and Downton.

The libraries will be fully reopened for people to browse, select and borrow books with a time limit of 30 minutes. You will also be able to book the use of a computer for up to 45 minutes.

Libraries will be to staffed by the usual volunteers and staff.

Wilton Library will open on Thursday 29th October with Downton reopening on Friday 6th of November. These come alongside the reopening of other Wiltshire libraries in Pewsey (27th Oct), Mere (30th Oct) and Cricklade (3rd Nov).

Here is some of the important information you will need to know.

Loan items will continue to renew automatically, so there is no rush to return items or to revisit the library to extend the loan period.

People are being asked not to pick up lots of books and put them back.

Customers and staff are asked to wear face coverings and hand sanitiser will be available.

Mobile Library services have also resumed and will be visiting rural areas and residential homes.

Cllr Ian Blair-Pilling, Wiltshire Council Cabinet Member for Libraries, said:

Our libraries team has worked incredibly hard and in partnership with our volunteers to get the next set of libraries in Wiltshire reopen and get our much loved mobile library service back up and running.

Our library service has adapted so well throughout the pandemic and it’s great to see people continually embrace what we’ve been able to offer. It’s good to see the mobiles back on the road again, serving the rural areas of Wiltshire and the most vulnerable .

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