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Changes in libraries from 19 July

A number of changes will be taking place in libraries in line with the Government’s relaxing of restrictions on Monday 19 July.

From Monday all libraries will be reopening fully. However, the welfare of staff and customers is still our priority.

Suffolk Libraries will still be asking staff and customers to carry on wearing masks in the library for the time being. This is in line with recent government guidance and will help minimise the spread of infection.

We know that some people will be feeling nervous about the restrictions lifting and will be asking everyone to be mindful of this and to respect one another’s personal space.

Customers will be able to carry out all pre-pandemic activities, such as browsing freely, using study spaces or simply spending time in the library. Library enquiry desks will still have protective screens but we will be removing one-way systems.

During the summer libraries will also be reintroducing a fuller range of events and activities, such as pre-school tot rock and baby bounce sessions, and social groups for older customers. Please check our What’s On section for more details of what’s on offer at your local library. The Summer Reading Challenge will also be running as normal.