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Welcome back to our libraries

28/07/2020

We're now open with many of our library services restored after temporary suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In line with the South Australian Roadmap for Easing Restrictions, Library staff have established new social distancing and hygiene processes (including physical changes to public areas) and entry conditions to help ensure the safety of customers and staff.

 

Library entry conditions

Everybody has a responsibility to ensure that our public libraries stay open for everyone to enjoy, we ask that you please exercise your responsibility by:

  • using hand sanitiser provided as you enter and exit the Library. Practice good respiratory hygiene.
  • practicing social distancing by maintaining a 1.5 metre distance between yourself and others
  • limiting your library visits to less than 2 hours.

 

Library capacity limits

  • Payneham Library: maximum of 150 customers at any time  
  • St Peters Library: maximum of 125 customers at any time
  • Norwood Library: maximum of 100 customers at any time

 

What you can expect when visiting our libraries

Please be mindful that your Libraries will look and operate a little differently for the time being as we adhere to Federal and State Government directives.

When you visit our Libraries, you will find:

  • hand sanitiser provided as you enter and exit the library
  • social distancing markers externally for entrance queues and internally in front of service counters and throughout the Library aisles
  • some seating, lounges, toys and interactive displays have been removed or moved to ensure compliance with social distancing and hygiene measures
  • preference for contactless payment methods
  • acrylic screens across service counters
  • additional cleaning of Library facilities during the day, including public toilets
  • all returns will be quarantined for a minimum of three days.

 

New opening hours

 

Norwood

Payneham

St Peters

Monday

Closed

Closed

9.30am–5.00pm

Tuesday

1.00pm–5.00pm

9.30am–5.00pm

9.30am–5.00pm

Wednesday

1.00pm–5.00pm

9.30am–5.00pm

9.30am–1.00pm

Thursday

1.00pm–5.00pm

9.30am–5.00pm

9.30am–5.00pm

Friday

9.30am–5.00pm

9.30am–5.00pm

9.30am–5.00pm

Saturday

10.00am–1.00pm

10.00am–1.00pm

10.00am–4.00pm

Sunday

1.00pm–4.00pm

1.00pm–4.00pm

Closed

Other ways to access library collections

Library card holders can access plenty of books and online learning opportunities from any mobile device through the Libraries SA app

The online catalogue, available on the app, offers a huge range of books, digital magazines and newspapers, and online learning opportunities. The app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Customers can also continue to take advantage of the Click, Call & Collect service by reserving library items over the phone, online via the Library catalogue or by using the free Libraries SA app. All reserved items will then be available for collection from one of the Council’s three libraries.

 

Temporary closure of Cultural Heritage Centre

At this time the Cultural Heritage Centre will remain closed due to social distancing measures.

This temporary closure will be reviewed as restrictions ease.