Limerick libraries are now back open

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LIMERICK City and County Library service is delighted to welcome back members of the public to a number of libraries from today [Tuesday 30 June 2020] as part of Phase 3 of the Government’s Roadmap.

Library members will be allowed to access the following library branches for limited times.

The five branches are:

  • Dooradoyle
  • Watch House Cross
  • Kilmallock
  • Newcastle West
  • Adare

This will allow members to browse library collections, select stock and check stock items out on self-service machines. Borrowed items can also be returned during the visit.

The libraries listed above will operate from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4 pm, Tuesday to Friday.

Library staff will manage the numbers of people entering the branch at any one time.

Members are requested to

  • Place any items for return into the sealed box at the library door
  • Sanitise hands at the pump station
  • Limit their visit to 15 minutes – to allow for the maximum number of members to access the library
  • Use self-service machines to check out items. Instructions are listed clearly on each machine.
  • Follow directional signage in the library and practice social distancing.

Presently there will be no public access to study facilities, internet, Wi-Fi, newspapers and magazines, community rooms, exhibition spaces and public toilets during this phased re-opening.

Further branch libraries will re-open at a later stage.

The hugely popular and successful online services providing free access to eBooks, newspapers, magazines, local history, language learning, courses and online story time will continue to be provided.