Many libraries now open but 72-hour quarantine rule causing 'huge pressure'

Many libraries now open but 72-hour quarantine rule causing 'huge pressure'

Library authorities say more than 90% of their facilities have reopened since lockdown eased, with nearly half offering browsing, though many have suffered “huge pressure” from a 72-hour book quarantine rule.

Libraries across the UK were allowed to reopen last month with the next significant lockdown easing in England coming on 17th May, meaning more browsing across sites will be possible. For the past year, librarians have been following advice around a 72-hour quarantine period for returned books to prevent transmission of the virus.

Support organisation Libraries Connected recently ran...

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