Cumbria County Council are set to reopen more of their branch libraries on Wednesday October 21.

A spokesperson for the council said: "Keeping everyone safe and well during this difficult time is Cumbria County Council’s priority and as such we recognise that Cumbria Libraries offer a vital service to many people and to their local communities."

Following careful planning, six of the county council's libraries were opened in August and the council is set to open twelve additional branches next month with Cleator Moor Library and Millom Library amongst them.

Councillor Deborah Earl, cabinet member for public health and local communities said: "We know how much people value our library services and we continue to work hard towards reopening 12 of our branch libraries next month, alongside the new offers available, such as Select & Collect, Online story-times and an easy book drop/return service.

"We also recognise that for some, they still need that face to face interaction but want this to be in a safe and secure environment. We have worked hard to ensure that all of our libraries are COVID-safe, with the highest standards of hygiene and customer care. We have committed significant investment and made extensive alterations to ensure the safety of our staff and customers."

Maryport Library, Wigton Library, Ulverston, Windermere and Ambleside will also reopen.