MORE of Wirral’s libraries have reopened their doors to the public this week.

Bromborough, Eastham, Greasby and Rock Ferry libraries are open for readers to browse the bookshelves in a COVID-safe way.

All four sites have been closed to library users since March last year, although Eastham and Greasby operated as testing centres to support the COVID-19 response.

Opening hours of the four libraries will look a little different than they were before the pandemic.

Bromborough – Open Monday to Thursday 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm. Saturday, August 7 and every two weeks after that, 9am to 1pm.

Eastham – Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm. Saturday July 31 and every two weeks after that, 9am to 1pm.

Greasby – Open Monday to Thursday 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm. Saturday, August 7 and every two weeks after that, 9am to 1pm.

Rock Ferry – Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm. Saturday August 7 and every two weeks after that, 9am to 1pm.

A council spokesperson said: "As Wirral continues to see case numbers increasing, the sites will still be operating under restrictions – with staff wearing face coverings, social distancing, one-way systems in operation and hand sanitising stations at the entrance and exit points.

"Visitors are asked to follow the same guidance to help keep themselves, other visitors and staff safe at the library.

"No other services will be available at these sites for the time-being.

"The online library can be accessed as usual and residents can join the library for free at any time by visiting the council’s website."

The borough's four central libraries (Bebington, Birkenhead, Wallasey and West Kirby) also remain open for both browsing and the libraries' Order and Collect service. Order and Collect is only available at the four central libraries.

The council plans to open more libraries over the coming months.

To find out more about the library service, the services on offer and this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, visit the council’s website.

The council spokesperson continued: "As the council reintroduces more services, and reopen more library sites, people are invited to share their thoughts on what they like most about the library service, both at our buildings and online, and how things could be done better so that the library service can support the needs of the community both now and for future generations.

"To share your ideas, visit Wirral’s Have Your Say website."