Tighter borrowing restrictions to return for Norfolk libraries

Borrowers check out books at a library
Changes to borrowing from Norfolk libraries come in on November 1 Credit: Press Association

Tighter restrictions on borrowing books from Norfolk's libraries are set to return from this weekend.

When lockdown began in March - and libraries were forced to close - the county council began automatically renewing items to help borrowers avoid fines and keep themselves entertained.

Users were also allowed to borrow up to 45 books, DVDs and CDs at a time - up from 15 during regular times.

But from Sunday November 1, further restrictions will be brought in - although the council is keen to stress that it is not a return to full pre-lockdown rules.

It means items will need to be renewed by borrowers - up to 12 times if they haven't been reserved by someone else - or returned before their due date.

And the number of items that can be taken out will decrease to 20.

Any overdue items will be subject to charges from November 22.

Users will be notified by email when items are due back or overdue. Books can be returned by using the drop-box at each library or via the self-service kiosks.