Two Aberdeen libraries are reopening their doors to the public for book browsing and computer access today.
Central Library, on Rosemount Viaduct, and Tillydrone Library on Hayton Road, have been offering a “click and collect” and home delivery service, however will now welcome visitors to browse the shelves at limited times for the first time since March.
Both will now be open from 10am – 1pm from Monday – Saturday, and 2pm – 5pm from Monday to Friday respectively.
Central Library will also be open to vulnerable people between 9am and 10am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The information centre there remains closed, though.
Face coverings must be worn and test and trace and social distancing will be in place.
Fewer computers will be available, and hour-long slots include a 10-minute clean down time.
Dates for the reopening of Airyhall, Bridge Of Don, Cove, Dyce and Mastrick libraries will be announced next week.
Meanwhile in Aberdeenshire, Peterhead and Inverurie libraries will be offering a “click and collect” service, doorstep deliveries and computer access from tomorrow.
The new service has already been rolled out at Live Life Aberdeenshire’s facilities in Ballater, Oldmeldrum, Fraserburgh, Banchory, Ellon and Stonehaven.
Access to public computers at both libraries will also be available with hour-long slots offering 45 minutes of use and 15 minutes for staff to clean equipment between uses.
Visitors are asked to wear face coverings while pick-ups collections should be made on foot.