FOUR of the five council-run libraries in Swindon are now closed until April.

Only Central Library will be open over the next seven weeks for reservation collections and returns as well as the click, call and collect service.

Its opening hours have been extended to six days a week to cope with the extra demand.

Meanwhile, the libraries in Highworth, West Swindon, North Swindon and the Parks will be temporarily shut so that staff from these sites can be redeployed to support pandemic-related work that is being carried out to minimise the spread of the virus.

The online library services which provide access to e-books, e-magazines and e-audiobooks are still available.

Books on loan are currently issued until March so there’s no need to worry about returning them.

Call Central Library on 01793 463238.

Its opening hours are from 10am to 2pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and from 1pm to 5pm on Mondays and Fridays.