Libraries may be closed under Level 5 but e-books, online magazines as well as other services are available.

The public is being reminded the libraries in the Shannonside Northern Sound region provide many more services than just book loans.

Local libraries have recorded a huge surge in interest in accessing services during the pandemic as people have looked for ways to distract themselves through online learning or discovering the locality around them.

While their doors may be closed to the public during the Level 5 lockdown – library staff have been still assisting the public by accessing e-books- online magazines as well as other services.

Leitrim County librarian Pauline Brennan says people who are not very computer literate should not be afraid to also get in touch: