LIBRARIES across Dudley borough have re-opened to offer a click and collect service.

The libraries had been closed after the announcement of a third lockdown, with renewals on all books extended to the start of February.

But with the exception of Brierley Hill Library, which remains closed, all other libraries re-opened yesterday (Monday January 11) for residents to come in and pick up books they have selected online.

Libraries will be open from 9am to 3pm Monday to Saturday with the exception of Netherton Library, which will be open 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday.

Books can be ordered online at

Customers are urged to advise libraries on the day they will be arriving to collect books by emailing or by phoning the library in question.

Contact numbers are available at

The Archives and Home Library service remains closed for the time being.

Councillor Laura Taylor, cabinet member responsible for libraries, said: "A change in the national guidance has allowed the libraries to re-open on a click and collect basis from today.

"Books will be a lifeline and an escape for many stuck at home during this latest lockdown, and I am sure this move will be welcomed by residents."