Singapore: All books returned to libraries to be set aside for 24 hours before going back on the shelves

(30 Jun 2020) SINGAPORE – All books returned to libraries, which are reopening on Wednesday (July 1), will be set aside for about 24 hours before being put back on shelves.

This is part of the effort to keep users safe from the coronavirus, which causes Covid-19.

Responding to queries from The Straits Times on Tuesday, a National Library Board (NLB) spokesman said NLB has also arranged for all high-touch points, including the book return points and shelves, to be disinfected every two hours, and for hand sanitisers to be placed in all libraries.

He added that NLB referred to guidelines set out by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions to come up with its safety measures.

More details can be found from the news here.