Denbighshire Libraries have launched a new digital initiative to support people who need space for private online appointments.

Open again following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, all libraries in Denbighshire now house new solo digital spaces, thanks to funding secured from the Welsh Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund.

These rooms are private spaces kitted out with laptops to enable residents to carry out confidential online appointments, such as taking part in a job interview, a medical appointment or an online meeting via Zoom or other platforms.

Cllr Tony Thomas, Lead Member for Housing and Communities, said: “Our libraries have continued to provide an excellent service to local residents throughout the last difficult 18 months.

“I am really pleased this great initiative has been introduced to support our residents, especially as the pandemic has seen a surge towards a more digital way of life for a lot of daily communication.

“I want to also to thank library staff for their continued hard work and commitment in providing a vital service to our communities.

As Covid-19 restrictions have been reduced, Denbighshire residents are reminded that they can now visit their local library to browse, choose and return books without an appointment.

They will still need to make an appointment to use a library computer, book a study space and to access One Stop Shop services by phoning their local library.

Libraries are a safe place to visit with plenty of room for social distancing, limited numbers of people in at any time, and hand and equipment sanitiser available.

The solo digital spaces can be booked for use by contacting the library nearest to you by visiting https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/leisure-and-tourism/libraries/libraries.aspx

 

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