Library service updates

Library service update 14 December

New library services re-opening infographic

The holiday season is upon us and we wish everyone a happy and safe time with friends and family. Since late November we have re-opened all of our libraries to the community once again, offering public PC’s, WIFI, onsite browsing and friendly library staff. We have loved seeing all of return to say hello and swap stories of this interesting time in our lives.

Our current weekday opening hours will continue through December, with weekend hours set to return in the new year.

Instead of one-hour timed sessions we request that customers sensibly limit their library visit.

Given all libraries are now open, our Click and collect service has finished.

Item returns are now available at all library locations, with After-hours returns are available via our external chutes.

At all times whilst in the library, people will be expected to wear a Covid- safe mask and maintain a safe distance when indoors. To help you do this we have placed signs in each area of our library branches stating how many people can be in them at one time. By working together, we can do our best to keep library staff and the community safe.

As part of Covid safe guidelines we require all visitors to check-in on arrival at our libraries. Check-in can be completed using your library membership card. If you are not a current library member, we invite you to join up.

Onsite programs re-introduction will be re-visited in the new year, which will also include adult programs.

Once again, we wish everyone a happy and safe time with friends and family in this holiday season. We look forward to seeing more of our community return in the new year. ❤

Key service changes FAQ

All libraries are now open with modified hours. view opening hours of your local library in Port Phillip.

You need to be a member to borrow and this can be done on line or in person at one of our library sites. You will need a form of id. Once you are a member you can borrow on site or on line.

Albert Park Emerald Hill Middle Park Port Melbourne St Kilda
Monday 10 am to 5 pm 10 am to 2 pm 2 pm to 6 pm 10 am to 6 pm 10 am to 5 pm
Tuesday 10 am to 5 pm 2 pm to 6 pm CLOSED 10 am to 5 pm 10 am to 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm 10 am to 2 pm 2 pm to 6 pm 10 am to 5 pm 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday 10 am to 5 pm 10 am to 2 pm CLOSED 10 am to 6 pm 10 am to 5 pm
Friday 10 am to 5 pm 10 am to 2 pm 2 pm to 6 pm 10 am to 5 pm 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday 2 pm to 5 pm CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 2 pm to 5 pm

Items can be returned at all library locations. External chutes let you return items at any time.

See our locations and hours page for more information.

Your library membership enables you to reserve items you want to borrow. You can do this most easily using our online library catalogue and Reservation guide. You can also call or arrange a reservation on site via our friendly staff.

As part of Covid safe guidelines we require all visitors to check-in on arrival at our libraries. Check-in can be completed using your library membership card. If you are not a current library member, we invite you to join up, alternatively you can provide name and phone number.

At all times whilst in the library, people will be expected to wear a covid safe mask and maintain a safe distance when indoors. To help you do this we have placed signs in each area of our library branches stating how many people can be in them at one time. By working together, we can do our best to keep library staff and the community safe.

To meet requirements around contact tracing, we will be asking visitors to check in to a session (using their library membership information) in order to access the new services.

The library follows safety guidelines. Based on provided council and state government information.

We are not currently offering any onsite programs to the community.

Onsite programs re-introduction will be re-visited in the new year, which will also include adult programs.

We offer limited bookable Public PC’s and free WIFI at all locations.

See our locations and hours page for more information.

Learn more about Bookable PC's and WIFI

Yes we have limited study spaces such as desks and tables in the library. Our private study areas are currently closed and will reopen for bookings in February 2021 with covid-safe guidelines.

Our current contact hours are Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm.

Please feel free to call us on 9209 6655, via Email or message us on our social channels Instagram - Facebook

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