Shetland Library will re-open to the public today (Mon 27th) with some changes to the way the service operates and to the library layout to ensure the safety of customers and staff.
Initial opening hours will be 1.30pm till 5.00pm, from Monday to Saturday.
Customers must wear face coverings, keep a two metre distance from others, and sanitise hands on entry. Customer names, phone numbers and arrival and departure times will be noted as part of the government Test and Protect scheme.
Some library equipment and furniture has been removed or relocated, to improve space and aid social distancing, and an extra service desk has been added to reduce queuing. All public access computers are now in the Learning Centres, which reopened on Tuesday 21st July.
All returned books will be put in the external returns point or boxes within the library, then quarantined for 72 hours. Some services such as newspapers and coffee machines will not be available, though in due course the library hopes to restore all services where it is safe to do so.