From 12 April, fourteen core libraries across Lincolnshire will be open for residents to browse books, pick up reserved items and use computers to access essential digital public services.
These are located in: Boston, Gainsborough, Grantham, Horncastle, Lincoln, Long Sutton, Louth, Mablethorpe, Market Rasen, Sleaford, Spalding, Skegness, Stamford and Woodhall Spa.
Bourne library will be open only for Click and Collect.
Community hubs, such as the one in Brigg, will start to re-open from 12 April, but this may be a limited service. Some will offer browsing and others click and collect.
In order to maintain social distancing, the study space, reading areas and toilets will remain closed. Events and activities will remain online for now, including story times, craft sessions, author talks and fitness classes.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming residents back into the libraries – we know people have missed coming in,” said Louise Egan, library services at Lincolnshire County Council.
“To reassure residents – we have many safety measures in place to keep the libraries covid secure, including: hand sanitiser, quarantining books for 72 hours and extra space beside computers.
“Visitors must wear a face covering and also keep to the two metre social distancing rule.
“Also, all items issued in 2020 that are on loan have had their return dates extended to 4 May 2021, so if you are unable to visit to return items, or prefer not to, don’t worry about items becoming overdue.”