Nine of Dorset Council’s libraries will reopen today.

Dorchester and Weymouth libraries will be open from 9.30am to 1pm, Monday to Saturday, Blandford Gillingham, Sherborne, Wareham and Wimborne libraries will be open from 9.30am to 1pm, Monday to Saturday, excluding Wednesday, and Bridport library will be open from 9.30am to 1pm, Monday to Saturday, excluding Thursday.

The public computers will be available for a 45-minute session but need to be pre-booked by calling your library.

There will be a limit on the number of people allowed in the building at the same time and a browsing time of 15 minutes is being suggested to ensure as many people as possible can use the libraries. People will also be asked to sanitise their hands as they enter the library.

As well as browsing and borrowing library items, users will also be able to drop return items to these libraries, with returned items being quarantined for 72 hours before being put back on the shelf.

There will be no access to toilet facilities and seating areas have been removed. Printing and photocopying, study spaces, print copy of newspapers and magazines, information or reference enquiry service and the reservation service are all currently unavailable.