MORE than 3,000 who borrowed books from Bucks libraries before lockdown have until the end of September to return them.

It comes as Buckinghamshire Council announced all 29 libraries in the county are now open again for book borrowing in person.

The fines amnesty that has been in place during lockdown will end on September 30.

The first libraries reopened on July 6, when government restrictions were lifted, and the very last one - Iver - opened its doors again this week.

All the libraries have the recommended Covid-19 safety measures in place, so things will look a little different and at busy times people may be asked to queue.

Opening times are also slightly shorter at the moment, but libraries will be increasing these as soon as they are able to.

Gareth Williams, Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Health, said: “Local libraries are a highly valued resource, not just for reading and relaxation but – now more than ever – they are a real lifeline connecting residents to services and sources of help and advice.

“This is why it’s such welcome news that all of our libraries have now reopened.”