More of Preston’s Libraries get ready to re-open

Posted on - 18th July, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Flag Market, Fulwood, Kid's stuff, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Exploring the books in Fulwood Library
Fulwood Library will be open to let bookworms back to browse the shelves on an appointment basis.

More of Preston’s Libraries are set to re-open to the public on Monday 27 July on an appointment only basis.


Fulwood and Leyland Libraries will be welcoming back book-lovers after being closed for four months during the coronavirus pandemic.

The ground floor lending library at The Harris has been open since Saturday 11 July and books can be returned and borrowed without an appointment.

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Appointments can be booked for two different services, one of which provides help from library staff to chose up to six books to be collected at a pre-arranged time.

Members of the public can also book to browse the collections, however there will be a limit on the number of people in the building to allow social distancing.

Library users at The Harris. Pic: The Harris Preston 2020.
The Harris Library has been welcoming readers since Saturday 11th July. Pic: The Harris Preston 2020.

The online booking system is set to be ready and live next week to allow people to select their slot.

Whilst other libraries remain closed, customers will be able to visit any of the re-opened libraries, even if it isn’t their most local service.

The opening hours of the libraries will be Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm.

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People who have made an appointment to visit the library will be asked to provide their name and contact details to support the NHS Test and Trace system.

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