Wrexham Library to reopen to the public on an appointment basis as part of a phased reopening
The Wrexham Library will be opening to members of the public this week on an appointment basis.
Up until now Wrexham’s libraries have been solely operating on a click and collect service due to the level four restrictions in place.
However the Welsh Government recently gave the green light for libraries to reopen, and the booking-system is part of a phased approach being taken in Wrexham.
From today members of the public can book a 30-minute appointment slot to pop in and browse, borrow and return books at the Wrexham Library.
The order and collect service will also remain in place across all libraries in the county borough.
Wrexham Council are encouraging anyone who does visit the library to follow these tips to help keep everyone safe:
- Make sure you book in advance, and stick to your allocated time.
- You can only visit by yourself or with another person from your household or support bubble.
- Stick to social distancing, wear a face covering and use the hand sanitiser provided.
- Make sure you’ve left the building by the time your 30 minutes is up.
- If you have any symptoms, please don’t visit (even if you’ve booked) – self-isolate and arrange a test.
- The library won’t be offering photocopying, scanning or access to public computers – you’ll only be able to browse, borrow and return books.
Shân Cooper, who overseas the council’s library services, says: “The booking system will help us manage visitors-numbers…so we can make sure there’s plenty of space to social distance.
“We want to reopen our libraries in the safest way possible, and if the system works well in Wrexham, we’ll roll it out to other libraries in the county borough next month (May).
“In the meantime, all of our libraries will continue to offer order and collect services, which have proved popular during the pandemic.”
You can book an appointment by phoning 01978 292090 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about order and collect, and other online library services, visit the council’s website.
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