BOOK readers are being reminded that online library services will continue during the 'firebreak' lockdown.

Denbighshire County Council libraries are set to close on Friday, October 23 as the Welsh Government's national lockdown comes into force for 17 days.

The online digital library for downloadable books, newspapers and magazines will continue to operate through the coming weeks, and orders for books can be placed online for collection or delivery once that is allowed.

“Customers are encouraged to contact their library before Friday if they want to have a supply of books to read over the next few weeks or if they need to access the library computers," said Cllr Tony Thomas, Denbighshire's cabinet member for housing and communities.

“New customers can still sign up to join the service for free on the Denbighshire Libraries website."

All books currently on loan are being automatically renewed until they can be returned to their library.