Trafford Council has announced it will be reopening Altrincham Library from Monday, July 6th. The libraries, which have all been thoroughly cleaned, will initially open from 10am – 4pm Monday to Saturday.
The Market Street library, in common with all of Trafford’s libraries, closed on Monday 23rd March as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
But, alongside Sale and Urmston libraries, Altrincham will be reopening following the government’s announcement regarding the easing of restrictions on Tuesday 23 June.
In the “first phase” of reopening, people will be able to return the library books they borrowed before the libraries closed, borrow more books by using the new ‘Order and Collect’ service and also pre-book to use the public computers if they don’t have access to computers at home.
Library customers will be asked to queue outside and allowed to enter on a one in, one out basis.
There will be further guidelines inside in order to ensure social distancing guidelines are followed, and all returned books will be placed in quarantine for 72 hours, as recommended by Public Health England.