LIBRARIES in Wokingham are being forced to shut across the borough due to the escalating coronavirus outbreak.

Wokingham Borough Council said that all their associated libraries in Finchampstead, Wokingham, Woodley, Lower Earley, Maiden Erlegh, Spencers Wood, Twyford, Wargrave and Winnersh are now shut.

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A spokesman for Wokingham Borough Council said: "At present Wokingham Borough Council has taken the difficult decision to temporarily close all of its libraries.

"A large number of online library services are still available, including ebooks, emagazines, enewspapers and audiobooks. All can be found on our website.

We are exploring whether there are different ways to make our library services safely available to people and we will communicate any changes on our website and social media pages.

"Thank you for your support."

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Wokingham Libraries also detailed that all fines for delayed returns have been suspended.

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