Today Liverpool City Council has closed all of the city’s libraries with immediate effect.
has been taken to ensure the health and wellbeing of both the public and
members of staff.
The book loan
period has been indefinitely extended so that people who currently have books
on loan will not accrue fines
are encouraged to make the most of the free eReading service which allows
people to download books, audiobooks, magazines
and comics to phones, tablets or e-readers. These can be accessed by
downloading a free app.
To find out more about eReading – visit www.liverpool.gov.uk/libraries.
libraries will be closed. These are:
West Derby Library
If there are
any queries about the closures, or the eReading, members of the public can call
0151 233 3069.
delivery service to the over 70s will continue. Requests to register for this
can be made by ringing 0151 233 2796.
Last week, all
schools in the city shut and the decision was made to close Lifestyles Centre,
Walton Soccer Centre, Wavertree, Speke and Kirkdale One Stop Shops and civic
buildings including St George’s Hall, Liverpool Town Hall, Croxteth Hall.
For the latest information and advice, Liverpool City Council has also set up an online portal – www.liverpool.gov.uk/coronavirus. There are also dedicated social media feeds at www.facebook.com/covidliverpool and www.twitter.com/covidliverpool.