Oxfordshire Libraries reopen in May and their Covid rules
The libraries will give residents a warm welcome when they reopen their doors on Monday.
Oxfordshire County Council is planning a phased approach to reopening libraries and will maintain security measures including tracking and tracing, use of face coverings and social distancing.
Since the November lockdown, all loans have been extended on an ongoing basis and this will end on May 10, when all loans will need to be repaid or renewed.
Items can be returned to return boxes at the doors of any library during opening hours. No library client will be penalized if he has to isolate himself or if he cannot come to make library loans.
Lesli Good, Deputy Director of Cultural Services, said: “Our libraries and registration staff have failed to serve the Oxfordshire public in person and be the heart of their communities. It is a time that we had been expecting a lot for many weeks and now it’s very close.
“Our enthusiasm is mixed with a safety-oriented approach. Every building is different and they are all fully evaluated to make sure they are as safe as possible.
“We will keep everyone updated on our website and via social media whenever a new reopening is scheduled and also on any safety arrangements that have been put in place.”
The following libraries will reopen the week of April 12:
• Oxfordshire County Library
• Blackbird Leys
• Norton grinding
• Common Sonning
• Summer town
• Want to
The following libraries will reopen the week of April 19:
• A bit more
• Leigh North