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Library reopens under Alert Level 2

18 May 2020

Library reopens under Alert Level 2

The HB Williams Memorial Library from today, but strict guidelines will be in place to ensure the safety of visitors and staff.

Hours will be limited – 10am-3pm, services contactless and a limit of 50 people in the building.

The research floor will remain closed as will the meeting rooms.

Public programmes and services to rest homes are cancelled for now.

Contact tracing information will be collected from all people entering the building, which is open only from Bright Street.

Cultural activities manager Pene Walsh says staff are just as excited to see visitors back at the library as those will be to have access to books again.

“We’re offering services to make it easier for people to get books,” says Ms Walsh.

Those include click and collect, ring and request or grab a bag, which is where librarians have prepared a bag of themed books.

The book returns slot in the Bright Street car park is already open.

Returns will be quarantined for 3 days as a precaution against any contamination.