Oxfordshire libraries to re-open more sites next week

More Oxfordshire libraries are set to open next week (Monday 3 August) in Berinsfield, Chipping Norton, Eynsham and Wallingford.

Oxfordshire County Council has already successfully reopened 15 libraries with Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Blackbird Leys, Carterton, Cowley, Didcot, Headington, Henley, Kidlington, Summertown, Thame, Wantage, Witney and the Oxfordshire County Library in Westgate having successfully reopened.

Opening hours for all sites are those pre-Covid-19 with the exception that no library will open past 5pm.

Councillor Lorraine Lindsay-Gale, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Cultural Services said:

“The fact that more of our county libraries are reopening to serve the community is a great step, especially now the summer holidays have begun. I’d like to thank our library staff for their hard work in making this possible.

“Please take care of yourselves and others when visiting libraries as there will be some important adjustments made for your safety and that our staff. Remember also that a wealth of electronic services and e-books can still be accessed via our library website.”

The county council has been receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback from customers as each library has reopened. One social media post relating to Banbury Library recently read: “Just want to say how impressed I was with Banbury library’s set up today. They were very kind and welcoming and made me feel at ease!”

Please check our website for any changes and advice for visiting libraries as they reopen at our library service page: