THE libraries in Wilton, Mere and Downton will be reopening over the next three weeks.

Wiltshire Council says these libraries will be fully reopened for people to browse for up to 30 minutes, to select and loan books and book a computer for up to 45 minutes.

Wilton will be reopening on October 29, followed by Mere on October 30 and Downton on November 6.

• Loan items continue to be renewed automatically, currently to the end of October

• People can attend one of these libraries and browse for up to 30 minutes

• People are advised to be sensible and not pick up and put back lots of books

• Social distancing measures will be in place, with clear signage

• Customers and staff are asked to wear face coverings

• Hand sanitiser will be available at each library

• Depending on how many people are using the library, people may have to queue outside upon arrival

• Computers in the libraries can be used for 45 minutes, but people must book them in advance. They can be booked by phoning the relevant library during their opening hours

• People should bring their library cards

• Returned books will be stored for 72 hours before being put back on shelves. You will not incur fines as a result of the short delay.

• Screens will be in place at main customer service desk

• People will be asked to provide contact details as part of the Covid-19 test and trace system.

Councillor Ian Blair-Pilling, Wiltshire Council Cabinet Member for Libraries, said: "Our libraries team has worked incredibly hard and in partnership with our volunteers to get the next set of libraries in Wiltshire reopen and get our much loved mobile library service back up and running.

"Our library service has adapted so well throughout the pandemic and it's great to see people continually embrace what we've been able to offer. It’s good to see the mobiles back on the road again, serving the rural areas of Wiltshire and the most vulnerable "

The mobile libraries providing services to rural areas and residential homes will also be hitting the road again from Tuesday (October 20).

The mobile library timetables are available on the council’s website.