A TOWN’S library to set to reopen its doors next month.

Wigton library is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, October 21 but with new guidelines.

To protect the health and safety of library staff and customers, new Covid-secure measures are in place at all libraries that are open to staff and/or the public.

Key changes include hand sanitiser stations located at entrances and exits which customers are advised to use; signage and floor markings are in place to promote two-metre social distancing and to help people find their way around safely; and customers are required to wear face coverings unless an exemption applies.

Library staff will be wearing Personal Protective Equipment.

Access to each library and its computers will be limited at first to allow library staff to safely manage the number of visitors. Toilets and baby-changing facilities are temporarily closed to the public.

Fines incurred during Wigton library's temporary closure will be waived until December 31, so customers do not have to worry about returning overdue items immediately.

Any returned books, including those borrowed before lockdown began, will be quarantined for 72 hours before going back into circulation.