All Solihull libraries will close on Wednesday 6 January 2021. This is to support the national lockdown and safeguard residents and staff alike. The decision will be reviewed at the end of January.
Solihull Council’s Cabinet Member for Stronger and Safer Communities, Councillor Alison Rolf, said: “I have taken advice from our Director of Public Health and will be closing our libraries this evening.
“While we are still working to understand the new strain of Covid and how it is transmitted, it makes sense to be cautious, close our libraries and stop further circulation of books on loan.
“In making this decision I realise that books are a life line for many people. If you have internet access, we have a huge number of books and magazines online and customers who are medically vulnerable can also register for the Home Library Service.
“I will review the position at the end of the month and ensure that customers are updated.”
E-books, e-audiobooks, newspapers, magazines and a range of other digital resources can be accessed at: https://www.solihull.gov.uk/Libraries
Customers who are medically vulnerable and unable to leave their homes can register for the Home Library Service at: https://www.solihull.gov.uk/Libraries/Home-library-service