Skem Library opening hours are extended

Skem Library opening hours are extended

by Tom Martin (August 2020)

SKELMERSDALE Library opening hours are set to be extended so it will now be open for a period in the afternoon.

At the moment, it is only open from 10am-1pm between Monday to Friday, but from next week (Monday, August 17) it will also be open from 2-4pm.

People will still need to book an appointment before visiting as there will be a limit on how many people can come into the building at any one time.

Customers are able to come into the library for a pre-booked 30 minute period and choose up to 20 books.

From Monday, August 17, some of the public access computers will also be available and customers should use the online booking system to use this service. Access to printers and photocopiers will also be available.

County Councillor Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council's cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: “It is great that we have started to welcome our customers back into our libraries, but we are taking a phased, step-by-step approach to this.

“I am sure that customers will appreciate the longer opening hours, as we try to cautiously get back to a normal service.

“I'm grateful for everyone’s patience and understanding, and I'd ask everyone to keep an eye on our website and social media channels where we will announce further details of more libraries reopening.”

All visitors will be required to wear a face covering unless they are exempted. Children under 11 will not be required to cover their faces.

Other libraries run by Lancashire County Council, including Ormskirk Library, remain closed.

The online system to book an appointment at Skelmersdale Library is available at www.

For those who can't book online, appointments can be made by calling 0300 123 6703.

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