Wexford County Council - Press Release –17 September, 2021
From Monday 20th September, libraries in County Wexford will offer a fuller range of services including browsing, borrowing, computer use, study, printing and photocopying. Since May, there have been more than 50,000 visits to libraries in the County however, library services were limited to borrowing only under public health guidelines. Libraries are now delighted to be able to offer a full range of their popular services to the public.
There is no need to book to visit the library but study and computer spaces should be reserved in advance on the website or by phone. The numbers of visitors in each library browsing and using study and computer spaces will be limited to facilitate social distancing. The wearing of masks is mandatory.
Outdoor events continue to be held in some libraries weather permitting. Full details of the events on offer are available on the library website. Indoor events and activities are expected to resume from 22nd October pending the lifting of government restrictions.
Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council, Cllr Barbara Anne Murphy said “I warmly welcome the fuller opening of the five public libraries in County Wexford. Our library buildings are real hubs of our community and I am delighted to welcome the many users young and old back to the library. I encourage people to use the full range of free library services available.”
One feature recently launched by the library is the new library App. This app allows borrowers to easily manage their loans and reserves and even allows for “no touch” self-issuing of books which is perfect in the COVID environment.
Children are very welcome to visit to their local library when accompanied by an adult to pick their own selection of reading.
County Librarian Eileen Morrissey said “We are delighted to again be able to offer study and computer spaces to the public. These are important resources for jobseekers, students and researchers. There are so many free services on offer in your local library and we invite people to come in, browse, sit and read and avail of the services in a safe manner.”
Information on New Library App
The library App gives you a quick and easy way to manage your account and search the library catalogue on your smart phone or tablet. Once you're a member you can use the App to:
access and manage your library account
issue and return items
reserve and renew items
locate your nearest branch library and see its opening hours
view a list of upcoming library events
download eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eComics and eGraphic novels
If your device has a self-focusing camera, you can also scan the barcode of any book in a bookshop to see if libraries have a copy and place a request.
Download Wexford Libraries app from the App Store or Google Play.