A number of local libraries are to stay open during the latest ‘lockdown’ with new measures in place.
Services at both Spalding and Long Sutton libraries will be available though run slightly deliberately, Lincolnshire County Council which runs them as said.
And a number of Community Hub libraries ran by volunteers will also remain open with restrictions including Pinchbeck, Sutton Bridge and Crowland.
Holbeach Community Hub is not among those stated to be open.
Coun Nick Worth, executive member for culture, says: “We know these services are a real lifeline to the community, and we saw how they were missed in the last lockdown. I hope this time, with the book click and collect service, and the access to computers to access essential digital public services – it will make a real difference.
“We’re working closely with our community hubs to give them support they need. They all have differing offerings, so please call ahead before you make a journey – just to check they are open and have what you need.
“To reassure residents, we’re doing all we can to keep the facilities Covid secure – so there are many safety measures in place, including hand sanitiser, asking visitors to use face coverings, remaining two meters apart, quarantining books for 72 hours and keeping space beside computers.
“I’m also pleased to say our no-contact library access delivery service to housebound, rural residents will be continuing.”
Residents will be able to collect reserved books and use pre-booked public access computers to access essential digital public services. There will be no access for browsing.
To reserve books, visit https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/lincolnshire/home or call 01522 782010.
To reserve a 30 minute session on a computer, call 01522 782010 and you will be transferred to your chosen library to make the booking.