Libraries get ready for new chapter after lockdown

Boy in library

Libraries in East Devon are gearing up to follow guidelines on the easing of lockdown - Credit: Barskefranck

Libraries in East Devon are gearing up to respond to the government’s roadmap out of lockdown.
The latest information on borrowing changes coming into effect over the summer is as follows:
Loans from June 7 will revert to standard loan periods (three weeks for books and one week for DVDs)
You can borrow up to 24 books and from July 1 the number of loans will change to 20 books.
Reservation charges will recommence on July 1.  Account limit reverts to £5 from July 1.
Bosses stress that library services are Covid-secure and contactless. The government’s messaging has moved from “stay at home” to “stay local”.

Sidmouth Library is open Monday 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 5pm, Tuesday closed, Wednesday 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4pm,  Thursday  9.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4pm, Friday  9.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 5pm and Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Ottery Library is open Monday 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm, Tuesday closed, Wednesday closed, Thursday 10am to 12pm, Friday 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 12.30pm.

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