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If you’re looking for some summer reads you’ll be pleased to hear that more Peterborough libraries are back in action now.

Vivacity and the Council tell us Bretton library reopened today (Monday August 24), Orton library will reopen on Tuesday August 25 and Werrington library will follow on Thursday August 27.

Revised opening times can be viewed online at

It follows the successful reopening of Central Library on Monday August 10.

Various measures have had to be put in place to make sure visitors are kept safe with limited numbers allowed in and a queuing system outside the building. You’ll need to wear a face mask and there’ll be hand sanitiser as you go in and leave.

You’ll be asked to provide your name and number for track and trace purposes.

Book selection will be restricted to 30 minutes for the library and 1 hour for customers wishing to use the public network (computer suite).

Books will be quarantined for 72 hours before being returned to the shelves.

If you’d like to use the public network, you can book a 1 hour slot by visiting the library or phoning 01733 864280.

More libraries will open in a phased approach over the next six weeks. During this time, library members can return their books from any other library to Central Library (however, this is optional).  Fines for overdue books will be waived until all libraries are open.

Vivacity will continue running library services until mid-September when the service will transfer to the Council.


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