Today Liverpool City Council has closed all of the city’s libraries with immediate effect.
The decision 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
Library users 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.
All 19 libraries will be closed. These are:
Breck Road Community Library
Dovecot Community Library
Fazakerley Community Library
Lee Valley Library
Norris Green Library
Old Swan Library
Sefton Park Library
West Derby Library
If there are any queries about the closures, or the eReading, members of the public can call 0151 233 3069.
The home 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.