West Sussex libraries re-open to the public

Fantastic news from our colleagues in West Sussex that all 36 of their library branches are to re-open to the public after being forced to shut their doors for 5 months during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The West Sussex Library Service has been working hard to ensure that all of its libraries are 'COVID-secure' and safe for the public to use, with measures in place to ensure social distancing and the quarantining of books for 72 hours.

Duncan Crow, the County Council cabinet member for fire and rescue and communities, said:

“All of our libraries across the county have been open for a wonderful service called ‘Select and Collect’ since the beginning of July, which has allowed local staff to deliver a much needed library offer to all of their users, but since then they have been working on plans to get the library buildings open for more services as quickly and as safely as possible.

“The steps they have put in place to open up browsing to limited numbers has taken a lot of thought and effort from the entire library service, but we hope that you will now take this opportunity to come and choose from the full range of library stock.”

All over the country, libraries are working hard to be able to re-open their doors to their users safely and securely. It is great to see this news from West Sussex and if you live in the area, do show your support by going out and paying them a visit!



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