Lincolnshire libraries gearing up to reopen this month as lockdown lifts

Fourteen of the county’s main libraries are set to reopen in line with the government’s easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.


The following 14 Lincolnshire libraries are scheduled to open in the week beginning July 13.

Boston, Gainsborough, Grantham, Horncastle, Lincoln Central, Long Sutton, Louth, Mablethorpe, Market Rasen, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding, Stamford and Woodhall Spa.

Coun Nick Worth, executive member for culture and heritage at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Working in partnership with GLL, our library service provider, we are planning for the safe phased re-opening of our library facilities starting on July 13, in line with government guidance. Hubs, as mostly run by the community, will be later into the summer.

“Sites may well have differing opening hours, and will have new ways of working – including a new phone and reserve book collection service at many sites, along with limited use of PCs. This will allow us to ensure a number of safety measures, which will certainly include more frequent cleaning, stock quarantining and hand sanitising stations.

“We’re very much looking forward to welcoming our readers and users back. Meanwhile, our digital library is always open and your Lincolnshire Library Card gets you access to thousands of ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines, enewspapers and emusic.”