Libraries across the county are gradually reopening to operate an order and collect service.

Customers will be able to order online their preferred categories of books, DVDs and talking books and to arrange to collect at an allocated time from 22 of Dorset’s 23 libraries.

Readers can order up to 10 items per library card from their selected preference and keep them for up to four weeks.

For those without online access, an order can be made by phoning 01305 228400.

The service is available for all ages – for adults, young people and children.

Library users will get an email or text when their items are ready for collection.

People will be able to return books and other items currently on loan via library letterboxes (except for Beaminster).