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Libraries in Buckinghamshire reopen for book borrowing in person

| September 2, 2020
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A protective screen at Chesham Library. (Image supplied by Buckinghamshire Council)

All 29 libraries in Buckinghamshire have reopened again for book borrowing in person.

The first libraries reopened on Monday 6th July 2020 when government restrictions were lifted. The very last one to reopen was Iver Heath Community Library which opened again this week.

All the libraries have the recommended Covid-19 safety measures in place, however things will look a little different and at busy times people may be asked to queue. Opening times are also slightly shorter at the moment, but libraries will be increasing these as soon as they are able to do so.

Anyone who still has books out on loan since March 2020, and there are still over 3,000 people who have, are asked to return them to their library before Wednesday 30th September 2020as this is when the fines amnesty will come to an end.

Gareth Williams, Cabinet Member for Communities & Public Health, commented: ‘Local libraries are a highly valued resource, not just for reading and relaxation but, now more than ever, they are a real lifeline connecting residents to services and sources of help and advice.

This is why it’s such welcome news that all of our libraries have now reopened.

Further information about the opening times of the local library can be found at www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/libraries.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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