Service Update – Coronavirus

Opening hours extended at Renfrewshire’s libraries

Opening hours at Renfrewshire’s libraries are being extended as the service takes another step forward in its recovery from the impacts of coronavirus.

From today (Monday, September 13), each of the region’s 12 libraries will be open until 5pm on each of its opening days. Since the easing of Covid-19 rules, they have been operating from 10am until 2pm.

In-person services in the libraries, operated by Renfrewshire Leisure, have gradually been increasing since the lifting of lockdown restrictions, as it has been safe to do so.

Joyce Higgins, Digital and Library Development Manager, said: “The increase in our opening hours is another positive step as we safely build back our operations, opening up more opportunities for people to visit. It’s a great chance for anyone who hasn’t been along for a while to rediscover our libraries. We are looking forward to welcoming more visitors.

“Whether people choose to come along to one of our libraries, visit our Skoobmobile, use our home delivery operation or enjoy all that we offer online, there have never been more ways in which people can access our great range of services.”

For the full list of library opening hours, go to

As Scottish Government Covid-19 restrictions have eased, in-person services at libraries have moved from click and collect to allowing browsing and the use of computers. The safety of staff and visitors continues to be the priority.

Bookbug sessions also return from September 13. They are already a sell-out success. Places must be booked in advance via the website or by calling 0300 300 1188.

  • Lochwinnoch Library is to close temporarily from September 15 to allow it to be rewired. Services to the community are being maintained. Click here to find out more.

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