Reigate Library to offer ‘click and collect’ service from Tuesday 4 August

Reigate library (photo by reigate.uk)

Reigate Library will partially reopen on Tuesday 4 August with a ‘click and collect’ service, having been shut since March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The library is one of 12 Surrey libraries to offer the service from next week, allowing customers to collect and return reserved books and ‘Ready Reads’.

However, the public will not be allowed into the building.

Opening times and more information can be found on the Reigate Library webpage.

Thirteen other Surrey libraries have already more fully reopened, allowing visitors to enter, including Redhill and Horley.

There’s more good news at those libraries as well, with the restarting of the use of computers this week, but with a reduced number of PCs, a time limit on computer sessions of one hour rather than two, and a need to book on the day or in advance.

Information on which library services are open, and when, can be found on a Surrey Libraries webpage.

On its library reopening plans, Surrey County Council said this week: “The county’s libraries closed on 20 March due to the coronavirus lockdown.

“As the libraries start to reopen, the priority is staff and customer safety, which means the libraries have to operate in a different way with a reduced service, limited capacity in buildings, additional cleaning measures and guidelines in place for social distancing.

“The library service is working hard to increase library opening hours but these will be built back up over time due to the additional capacity needed to manage the new required measures.”