Bilston, Warstones and Wednesfield libraries have joined Central Library in offering controlled browsing and computer use for the first time in more than a year.
Capacity at each library is limited to enable social distancing and ensure the safety of staff and customers, and therefore people are required to book a 30 minute session in advance by calling 01902 552025. Customers must 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.
Robert Johnson, City Librarian, said: "It is great to be able to invite members back into 4 of our city’s libraries for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We are working hard to keep staff and customers safe, and therefore at the present time it is necessary that people pre-book their sessions, both for general browsing and to use the computers.
“The reopening of Central Library last Monday went very smoothly and, following the opening of Bilston, Warstones and Wednesfield libraries this week, we plan to offer controlled browsing and computer access at our libraries in Finchfield and Tettenhall from next week.”
Meanwhile, customers can continue to use the Select and Collect service, which enables library members to pre-order titles online at Libraries, by emailing email@example.com or by calling 01902 552025, and collect them at a pre-arranged time from Central, Warstones, Finchfield, Bilston, Tettenhall and Wednesfield libraries.
From Tuesday 4 May, Select and Collect will be extended to East Park, Whitmore Reans, Low Hill and Spring Vale libraries, with dedicated collection times at each branch once a week. The libraries themselves will remain closed to customers at this time.
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.