There good news for customers of St. Anne’s Library – as it will reopen next Wednesday 19th August – but customers will need to book an appointment before visiting. Opening hours will be Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm but there are also plans to open the library on Saturdays between 10am and 2pm from 22nd August.
From today (Wednesday 12th August) appointments can be booked to use the Six of the Best service or a slot for the Browse and Borrow Service. Customers using the Six of the Best service can collect a selection of up to six books chosen by library staff at a pre-booked appointment time. The Browse and Borrow service means that customers are able to come into the library for a pre-booked 30 minute period and choose up to 20 books.
Public computers will also be available to customers, but will have to be booked in advance to ensure social distancing. Access to printers and photocopiers will also be available
The online system to book an appointment is available at www.lancashire.gov.uk/coronavirus-updates/libraries
For those who can’t book online, appointments can be made by calling 0300 123 6703.
Ansdell Library reopened on 27th July – but some other libraries will remain closed for now, therefore customers can make an appointment to visit any of the libraries that are open, even if it isn’t their local library.
Anyone wanting to return books can do this by placing them in the returned books container at the entrance of the libraries that are open.
No appointment will be necessary to do this, but people may need to queue in a socially distanced way so that this process can be safely managed. Books will be quarantined for 72 hours before they are re-shelved.