TENBURY Library is open again for borrowing and browsing with an amnesty for overdue books.

From Monday, Worcestershire’s libraries welcomed customers back through their doors for browsing and borrowing.

Customers will once again be able to browse library shelves and borrow books using self-service machines, pre-book desk spaces for work and study, and continue to book computer sessions as they have done throughout lockdown.

The mobile library will resume on Monday, April 19.

Storytime sessions for pre-school children will be re-introduced from 22 April.

The return date for all existing loans has been extended until 12 April, overdue charges will then be applied, where applicable, to any items not returned or renewed by this date.

Borrowers can return items to contactless return boxes in library entrances and renew online via the libraries website or by calling the Customer Contact Centre.

The reserve and collect service will continue but standard reservation charges will be re-introduced from May 1.

Children’s Book Bundles will also remain available to order.

The reopening follows an extraordinary 12 months in which Worcestershire libraries have continued to adapt in response to changing Covid-19 restrictions to provide valuable library services during the pandemic.

Feedback from a recent library customer survey highlighted the value of libraries during the pandemic for connecting people and providing a sense of community, promoting wellbeing, keeping people reading and learning, providing free access to computers and the internet and offering a place to work and study.

To join the library, find out more about library services, opening hours or available services or book a computer or study space visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/libraries or call the Customer Contact Centre on 01905 822722.