A number of Wolverhampton’s libraries are now open for controlled browsing, computer use and Select and Collect services.

Central, Bilston, Warstones, Wednesfield, Finchfield and Tettenhall libraries are currently open for controlled browsing and PC access.

To allow social distancing and control numbers, people must book a 30 minute session in advance by calling 01902 552025. Customers need to be a member of the library service to book a session and must also wear a face covering indoors in line with national regulations, unless they are exempt.

Meanwhile, the Select and Collect service, allowing library members to reserve books and other items and collect them at a pre-arranged time, is now available from Central, Bilston, Warstones, Wednesfield, Finchfield, Tettenhall, East Park, Whitmore Reans, Low Hill and Spring Vale libraries.

Library members can pre-order titles online at Libraries, by emailing libraries@wolverhampton.gov.uk or by calling 01902 552025. New to the Select and Collect service this week are Book Start bags, suitable for children aged from birth to 12 months.

Members can also continue to download bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks for free via the BorrowBox library app on Apple or Android phones, tablets and computers. 

As libraries reopen the grace period for overdue titles has now ended. Customers can return items to any library currently open for Select and Collect or renew them online at Libraries or over the phone by calling 01902 552025 – please remember you will need your membership number.

Robert Johnson, City Librarian, said: “We are pleased to be able to welcome members back into six of our libraries and offer Select and Collect from 10 branches. We are working hard to keep staff and customers safe, and will look to open up further as soon as we are able to do so."

It's free to join Wolverhampton's libraries – to find out more, please visit Libraries, call 01902 552025 or follow the library service on social media at Facebook and Twitter.