Visitors are being welcomed back through the doors of Culture Perth and Kinross as lockdown restrictions continue to ease across the country.
From May 11, the AK Bell Library, Breadalbane Community Library in Aberfeldy, Auchterarder Library, Blairgowrie Library, and Scone Library will reopen for visitors to borrow and return books.
Helen Smout, chief executive of Culture Perth and Kinross said “We can’t wait to see our customers once more. I know how much people have been missing their books and I’m so pleased that we are able to deliver a more comprehensive library offer than previously, bringing services to communities across Perth and Kinross.
“To ensure access to some form of our service is possible across the region, our teams have been working hard to ensure that we open the doors to an increased number of libraries and reintroduce Mobile Library services all at the same time.”
Alongside the reopening, marking it’s 100th year, the mobile library service is back in action and continuing to lend books to people across Perth and Kinross.
This service will fill in the gap for the Alyth, Birnam, Comrie, Coupar Angus and Pitlochry libraries since it’s still uncertain when they will be reopening.
But as part of the reopening, social distancing and other precautions against COVID-19 are still in place.
Hand sanitising will be available across Culture Perth and Kinross’ and returning books are being kept under quarantine for 72 hours before making their way back onto shelves.
As well as lending books to visitors and people out and about, they’re also offering access to computers, printing, scanning and photocopying.
More information on the reopening’s can be found on: https://www.culturepk.org.uk/libraries/ak-bell-library-reopening/