STROUD Library is reopening its doors this week.

The town centre library on Lansdown will reopen tomorrow (Monday).

A reduced amount of people will be allowed in at any one time, hand sanitisers available and social distancing measures will be in place.

New regulations mean that customers must wear face coverings inside the library and anyone with Covid-19 symptoms is asked not to visit.

Public computers will be available to book up to three days in advance on a limited basis to meet demand and hygiene requirements.

For more information, including opening times and days, visit

Libraries continue to offer collection services, enabling customers to request books, DVDs and other items they would like to borrow.

For a full list of libraries offering collection services and more details about the digital library service, including digital books, magazines and other resources, see:

For those who haven’t yet joined the library and would like to browse the digital catalogue and take advantage of the collection services, go to

Cllr Dave Norman, cabinet member for libraries at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “We know how much people value their local library so it’s great news that more are being reopened. I’d ask customers to please be patient while visiting as it will be a different experience than before.

“It’s really important that everyone follows the social distancing measures when visiting, so we can make sure all our libraries remain safe for our staff and customers and we can continue to open more over the coming weeks.”