Kirklees libraries are back open with most operating at pre-pandemic hours.

IT facilities – free computers and wi-fi – can be used without needing to book in advance and people are invited to sit awhile and read as there are no restrictions on how long you can stay. Local papers are also available again too.

A wide range of activities and events will gradually be reintroduced over the next few months as it is safe to do so.

Clr Paul Davies, Kirklees Council’s Cabinet member for corporate, said: “Kirklees Libraries have been a lifeline to many people during the pandemic and have provided vital support to the most vulnerable people in our communities.

“Whilst I’m delighted to see the journey to more face-to-face contact taking shape, we must understand that the pandemic isn’t over.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone back but we want all our customers, staff and volunteers to feel safe in our libraries, so we’re asking everyone to be kind and respectful to others who may be feeling anxious following the easing of restrictions.

“The virus is still out there so I would encourage everyone to keep themselves and those around them safe.”

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