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Yaxley and Whittlesey libraries to open in August

While there is still no word on when Peterborough's libraries will be welcoming customers, Cambridgeshire County Council has announced that Yaxley and Whittlesey libraries won't re-open until August 3.
Yaxley Library is one of the Cambridgeshire libraries remaining closed until August (Photo: Google Maps)

Some of the Cambridgeshire libraries will be opening from the week commencing Monday, July 6. These include Bar Hill, Cambourne, Cambridge Central, Ely, Huntingdon, March, St Ives, St Neots and Wisbech.

Others - including the sites serving Yaxley and Whittlesey - won't be opening until August.

Online reservations will be available from June 29, with customers able to call or contact the libraries online to request specific titles, or a selection of books based on genre or author. There will be no browsing of titles allowed, nor any borrowing of CDs or DVDs.

Access to IT facilities will be by appointment only, with one 45-minute appointment per day per customer.

All in-library events are still on hold and room hire remains unavailable.

For customers who borrowed items prior to lockdown, due dates have been extended until September 30. These can be returned to any open library before this date. 

The loan period has been extended from four weeks to six weeks on a temporary basis for any item borrowed in July and August. Reservation charges have been suspended and loan charges remain frozen until August 31. This date will continue to be under review.