LIBRARIES across the county will be extending the services available to customers when Worcestershire moves into tier two restrictions.

From December 2 library customers will once again be able to, browse shelves and borrow books using self-service kiosks, return books, pre-book public computers and pre-book a desk in the library for study.

The mobile library service will be recommencing and we will look to bring further services back into libraries in early 2021.

Subject to volunteer availability, Library Service at Home book deliveries will be available for customers who are unable to visit their local library.

Book return dates have been extended to 31st December 2020 and no overdue fines will apply between 28th October and 31st December 2020.

Councillor Lucy Hodgson, cabinet member for communities, said: “It’s great that our libraries are now able to look forward and are re-introducing services as we come out of lockdown and into tiered restrictions.

"Our library services have extended significantly over recent years to offer residents to learn more and to be able to receive more from their local library. Lockdown may have changed this in the past few months but we’re really pleased that more services are being allowed to return. We know how important libraries and their services are to our residents, they are just one of the reasons that they are at the heart of many community hubs across the county.”

Library staff will also be on hand to answer queries and provide information.