By Russell Hotten
BBC Live reporter
Library services will still be available during lockdown in East Sussex, despite all 17 of its library buildings being shut.
Users will be able to order books online or by phone, and then pick them up from the front entrance of their local library.Copyright: East Sussex County Council
Anyone who needs to access computers for services such as universal credit can pre-book a session by calling 0345 60 80 196.
Online books, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines are available through the eLibrary service here.
By Eunan McConville
Cumbria County Council says it will open twelve of its branch libraries on October 21.
- Brampton Library
- Longtown Library
- Maryport Library
- Roose Library
- Wigton Library
- Millom Library
- Cleator Moor Library
- Appleby Library
- Grange Library
- Ulverston Library
- Windermere Library
- Ambleside Library
It follows the re-opening of the county's six main libraries back in August.
Public health experts working for the county council say the local libraries are "extremely low risk environments"
Strict measures have been put into place to ensure buildings are Covid-safe for all staff and customers.
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All public libraries in Plymouth will reopen "within the next few weeks", the city council says.
Staff have been working to make sure they meet Covid-19 safety rules and opening times will vary.
Labour-led city council deputy leader Pete Smith said full details for each library would be released in the coming weeks.
Following the coronavirus lockdown, the council introduced a collection service at Central, Plymstock, St Budeaux and Southway.
In a second phase, Central Library in the city centre opened for browsing and pre-booked use of computers.
An announcement on Friday said the reopened libraries had had safety measures introduced, including extra cleaning and 72-hour quarantine for returned books.
Councillor Smith said all libraries would reopen initially part-time because hygiene measures meant more staff were needed and they had to move between locations.
He said in a statement about the reopening plans: “Since government guidance changed to allow libraries to open, we have been working hard to reintroduce services in a safe way for our customers and staff, using the national guidance in place for all libraries.
“It is important that we reintroduce services in a planned, controlled way so we can quickly respond to any issues and keep everyone safe."
He added that each building was "unique and the services we will be able to offer and opening times will vary, in order to ensure each location is Covid-19 secure".
BBC Radio Devon
More libraries across Devon are reopening on Monday.
Towns including Crediton, Dartmouth, Exmouth, Ilfracombe, Okehampton, Sidmouth, St Thomas, South Molton and Tavistock are due to see facilities open their doors for the first time since the Covid-19 lockdown.
Other libraries at Braunton, Brixham, Chudleigh and Honiton reopened earlier this month, and Libraries Unlimited said public access PCs had been in high demand.
From Friday, people will be asked to wear a face covering when visiting their library.
By Emily McGarvey
BBC News NI
Cumbria's main libraries in Carlisle, Penrith, Whitehaven, Workington, Kendal and Barrow (pictured) will reopen to the public on Monday 10 August.Copyright: BBC
All have been organised to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection spreading, and not all services will be available.
Councillor Deborah Earl said: "To reopen safely we need all sorts of new equipment such as protective screens, PPE, hand sanitiser points, new signage and additional staff training across our six buildings."
The libraries will be showing progress towards reopening on their own social media.
By Laura Devlin and Laurence Cawley