BURY'S four libraries are offering a reduced service during the national lockdown for readers to borrow and return books.

Customers can go online to order books at bury.gov.uk/orderbooks and collect them from branches. Library members may also reserve their choice of book at bury.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/default

A limited number of computer sessions are also available at Radcliffe, Ramsbottom and Prestwich libraries, which must be booked by phone. The Home Delivery service will also continue to operate.

Residents are also being encouraged to read books and magazines online through the libraries' Borrowbox service.

For details go to: bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=15336

Cllr David Jones, cabinet member for communities and emergency planning, said: “Our libraries are much-loved and are continuing to offer services to our community, which is especially important during the long lockdown and to those who are vulnerable.”

As well as online, books and computer sessions can also be ordered or booked by telephone:

* Bury Library (Order & Collect only) – 0161 253 5872

* Prestwich Library – 0161 253 7214

* Radcliffe Library – 0161 253 7160

* Ramsbottom Library – 0161 253 5352

Remember that it is compulsory to wear a face covering when visiting libraries.