Libraries across Perth and Kinross will reopen to the public on Saturday with increased hygiene and distancing measures in place.
Culture Perth and Kinross, which oversees libraries, museums and galleries across the region, said returned books would be quarantined for three days before being allowed back into circulation.
The organisation is also putting limits on the number of people allowed inside a building and installing hand sanitising units.
From Wednesday, library members could access a click and collect service for books, which will initially operate from the AK Bell Library.
Reserved books will be available to pick up every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from July 21 between 10am and 4pm at the west car park.
The AK Bell library will welcome visitors from Saturday for borrowing books only. Other libraries will open at a later date, with Blairgowrie Library due to open on July 25.
Additional services – such as computer access and research facilities – will be phased in over the coming weeks.
Head of Culture and Community Services at Perth and Kinross Council, Fiona Robertson said: “We know people in Perth and Kinross love reading and have really missed being able to visit our libraries, so I’m delighted that Culture Perth and Kinross is finding innovative ways to offer their services.
“Libraries and museum services are at the heart of our communities.”
Readers can continue to download eBooks, audiobooks and digital resources online. More than 12,500 items were accessed during lockdown.
A programme of online events, talks, and workshops will also be launched over the coming months.