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Important information for Libraries

Libraries are open with restrictions in place

Important Update:

Brimbank Libraries are now open.

In line with Victorian Government regulations, customers aged 12 years and 2 months and over must be fully vaccinated and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a signed medical exemption to be able to enter the library.

If you need help downloading your COVID-19 vaccine certificate, Libraries are offering one-on-one help sessions. Prior booking is essential, please click here for more information on how to book an appointment and what to bring with you.

Libraries will also print your COVID-19 vaccine certificate free of charge.


Brimbank Libraries are re-opening with temporary opening hours:

    • Sunshine, Sydenham, St Albans and Deer Park Libraries will open 9.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday
    • Keilor Library will open 1-5pm Monday, Thursday and Friday, and 9.30am-5pm Tuesday and Wednesday
    • All branches will open 10am-5pm on Saturdays
    • All branches will be closed on Sundays, except for Sunshine, which will open 1-5pm

For all library temporary opening hours click here.

Normal borrowing conditions apply. Please take note of the due date on your items and return all items by that date. You can renew items if no reserves are placed on them. Please see our full borrowing conditions.


Available Services
As we welcome you back, please note that due to the restrictions governing the number of people we can host in our libraries, you will be able to enter the Library for the following services:

    • To access a computer, print or scan
    • To use WIFI or a study table
    • To collect or borrow items, and browse the collection
    • To attend a pre-booked one on one session with staff to download your COVID-19 vaccination certificate

If you are not yet fully vaccinated, we will continue to provide a range of online services to our members, including the Click & Collect service, Click and Collect Printing, the Home Library Service and the Brimbank residents Library to Your Door Service. Please call your nearest branch to arrange any of these services.

Events and activities

All library programs will continue to be online until 24 November.

Please check the libraries' bookings & events page or follow us on Facebook or Instagram for details of online events and activities.


Measures to protect public health

All visitors aged over 12 years and two months must be fully vaccinated, in line with government regulations.

Please do not visit the Library if you, or a person you are in close contact with, are unwell.

In line with government directives, capacity limits apply. When the Library has reached capacity, customers waiting to enter will be required to queue outside the Library. There are limited undercover areas outside the Library, so please prepare appropriately for standing outside in the weather.

All Library patrons and staff are expected to practice social distancing and hygiene etiquette at all times. Staff and patrons have access to hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities in the bathrooms. All visitors must use hand sanitiser as they enter and are encouraged to wash/sanitise their hands regularly. All surfaces in the Library are regularly cleaned, and contact points on computers and printers are cleaned after each person.

Although these precautions minimise the risk for customers and staff, if you are concerned about the risk please do not visit the Library. For residents who cannot visit the library or are self-isolating, the Library to Your Door delivery service is available.


Click and Collect Printing
Need to print from home?


We’re pleased to offer a Click and Collect Printing service. Submit your print job through the library website and collect at your selected branch. This service is available to all community members.

Libraries will print your COVID-19 vaccine certificate free of charge.

If you are not a library member, you can join online. Library membership is free.


eResources
You can continue to access the online library. We have a wide range of books, magazines, movies, music, newspapers and other eResources, all available from your computer or device free with your Library membership. 


Quarantining Collections

Brimbank Libraries are not quarantining or cleaning items when they are returned to the Library.

The Libraries continue to undertake increased cleaning and sanitation in the space as well as ask customers and staff to sanitise their hands during their visit. Due to the way a library operates, with items being available for customers to browse and return to the shelves, it is not possible to continually re-clean books that may have been touched by customers. This makes cleaning or quarantining returned items redundant.


Study Rooms and Study Booth bookings
Study rooms and booths at Sunshine Library and Deer Park Library may be booked.


Payments
We are now accepting both cash and EFTPOS payments.


 We understand this is a difficult time for many people as we try to limit the spread of the Coronavirus, and we will continue to support our members as much as we can in other ways.

To contact us please call:

Deer Park Library - 9249 4660
Sunshine Library - 9249 4640
St Albans Library - 9249 4650 
Sydenham Library - 9249 4680
Keilor Library - 9249 4670


For more Brimbank Council information please visit
https://www.brimbank.vic.gov.au/ and for Victorian Government Coronavirus Information visit https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au





















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