By KLTV Newsdesk –
Kirklees Libraries have now extended their opening times so most branches are operating at pre-pandemic hours.
IT facilities (free computers and Wi-Fi) can once again be used without needing to book in advance. This is great news that will be a big help to people who do not have access to those facilities elsewhere.
There are no longer restrictions on how long you can stay in the library, which means visitors are encouraged to have a seat with their favourite novel.
Additionally, many shelves in libraries across the borough have been replenished with new reading material.
Local papers are also now available for those who prefer to read newspapers.
If your local library doesn’t have your usual paper on offer, the full range of national and regional papers – as well as a wide range of reading materials – are available to read for free on the council’s online Press reader.
New events and activities
Kirklees Libraries has announced that a wide range of activities and events will gradually be reintroduced over the next few months as it is safe to do so.
People can keep up to date with what’s happening in Kirklees Libraries by subscribing to one of their newsletters.
‘A Lifeline to Many’
Councillor Paul Davies, Cabinet Member for Corporate, said: “Kirklees Libraries have been a lifeline to many people during the pandemic and have provided vital support to the most vulnerable people in our communities.
“Whilst I’m delighted to see the journey to more face-to-face contact taking shape, we must understand that the pandemic isn’t over.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone back, but we want all our customers, staff and volunteers to feel safe in our libraries, so we’re asking everyone to be kind and respectful to others who may be feeling anxious following the easing of restrictions.”
“The virus is still out there so I would encourage everyone to keep themselves and those around them safe.”