Two more city libraries will reopen for controlled browsing, computer use and Select and Collect services from this week.

Penn Library will open its doors for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic on Thursday (10 June) at 10am with Pendeford Library welcoming customers again on Friday (11 June) at 2pm.

They will join Central, Bilston, Warstones, Wednesfield, Finchfield and Tettenhall libraries which are already open for 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 available from Central, Bilston, Warstones, Wednesfield, Finchfield, Tettenhall, East Park, Whitmore Reans, Low Hill and Spring Vale libraries and will be extended to Penn and Pendeford Libraries this week.

Library members can preorder titles online at Libraries, by emailing or by calling 01902 552025. 

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.

Councillor Stephen Simkins, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: “We are delighted that we are able to reopen 2 more of our libraries to the public from this week. It means that 8 libraries are now available for browsing and PC use, while customers can preorder and collect titles from 12 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