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Staffordshire's mobile library service prepares to return

By James Vukmirovic | Stafford | Coronavirus | Published:

Communities across Staffordshire will be able to access new books as the county council's mobile library service returns.

Staffordshire County Council has announced the return of the mobile service as part of the library service's phased reopening, with two vehicles travelling to smaller communities around the county.

The mobile service will be limited initially to no more than two communities per day per vehicle, and borrowers will not enter the vehicle but deposit their books with staff and collect new loans arranged in advance.

Victoria Wilson, cabinet member for communities, said she hoped borrowers would be pleased to see the mobile libraries back in the community.

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She said: "Staffordshire’s library service is reopening step by step to provide as much of a service as it can while keeping staff, users and volunteers safe.

"Our 43 static libraries are reopening across the county and reintroducing our mobile service is the next step.

"We will review how this phased reintroduction works and then we’ll see how we can expand the service."

Borrowers wanting to take books from the mobile libraries need to use the Order and Collect service by going to staffordshire.gov.uk/Libraries/Order-and-collect-library-service.aspx or calling 01785 278367, 07773 791131, or 07773 791124.

James Vukmirovic

By James Vukmirovic
Community Reporter - @jamesvukmirovic

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, helping under-represented communities to find a voice in Wolverhampton. Contact me at james.vukmirovic@expressandstar.co.uk.

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