Reopening of our libraries

 25 May 2020

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The Victorian Premier has announced that public libraries can reopen from Monday 1 June.

In anticipation of the announcement, Monash Public Library Service has been preparing well in advance to reopen and resume safe and limited service delivery and looks forward to reopening all branches from Monday 1 June.

All branches will open from 10am-6pm Monday to Friday and 9am-4pm Saturdays except for Mulgrave which will open from 10am-5pm Tuesdays and 1.30pm-5pm Thursdays. Libraries will remain closed on Sundays until further notice.

We are committed to reintroducing services safely and are implementing a number of strategies to resume essential services while meeting health and safety requirements.

Libraries will limit the number of customers in the library at any one time dependent on the available space at each branch and numerous cleaning and preventative measures have been implemented.

Initially there will be two reasons to visit the library; to borrow items that have been reserved in advance (via phone or internet) or to use a public access computer. As we are staggering the reintroduction of library services, public access computers will not be available until Tuesday 9 June. Computer use will be limited to one 30 minute session per day.

All customers will be required to provide their name and phone number for possible contact tracing.

Each library will have a concierge who will greet you on arrival and provide all the assistance and direction to complete your visit.

We are not yet able to deliver programs such as group classes and storytimes in our libraries but will continue to deliver programs online wherever possible.

More information regarding specific details of service delivery will be made available shortly.