FOUR more Wirral's libraries will reopen later this week as services resume.

Irby, Pensby, St James and Wallasey Village will open their doors on Thursday and Friday.

Residents can get access to books, IT facilities and the reference Library.

Opening hours will look a little different from previously. These will be:

  • Irby and St James - Monday and Thursday, 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, and 9am to 1pm on every other Saturday
  • Pensby and Wallasey Village – Tuesday and Friday, 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm and 9am to 1pm on every other Saturday

Check the council website for further details.

Reduced IT facilities are also available at all open library sites for residents to access computers. These are operated on a "drop-in" basis and sessions will be limited to one-hour based on availability.

In addition, those wanting to take a look back in history and visit the library for books that cannot be loaned, the reference library at Birkenhead Central Library is now open.

There is a limited room capacity so booking is advised although walk-ins will be accepted dependant on how busy it is.

To book a time to visit Birkenhead Reference Library, contact the library team by emailing or phoning 0151 606 2149.

A council spokesperson said: "All visitors are asked to follow the advisory guidance displayed on the COVID-19 safety notices in place at the sites, to help keep themselves, other visitors and staff safe.

"Those visiting the library are asked to keep a safe distance and consider wearing masks in busy areas.

"Screens and hand sanitising stations will still be available on site to help protect visitors and staff and ensure that regular cleaning of hands can be continued.

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

The borough’s central libraries, Bebington, Birkenhead, Wallasey and West Kirby, along with Bromborough, Eastham, Greasby, Moreton and Rock Ferry also remain open.

For opening times, go to