Library to open more days

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EXTRA DAYS IN THE LIBRARY … Goulburn Valley Libraries CEO, Kevin Preece, is excited to see patrons back in now also on Saturdays using the touchless self-serve kiosks to borrow their books. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

Libraries in the Goulburn Valley are on the comeback trail from the COVID-19 shutdown!
All Goulburn Valley community libraries will extend their hours of operation from Monday, June 29 and will now be also open Saturday mornings.

Since re-opening on June 1, the libraries have gradually increased their services and are monitoring their capacities to ensure patrons can borrow and use the computers as safely as possible. There is still a maximum of 20 patrons in the library spaces, they will increase the capacity limit when allowed by the government.

CEO of Goulburn Valley Libraries, Kevin Preece said, “This is great news for our communities and staff who have been very patient while waiting for the restrictions to ease. We are adopting a cautious approach and only increasing our opening hours and services when it can be done safely. While we are open, we are only encouraging people to come and borrow from our great onsite collections, pick up a reserved item or use our onsite computers for a limited time.”

Patrons will be expected to continue to physically distance and maintain good personal hand hygiene as has been the case since re-opening. All returned books are cleaned before going back on the shelf and personal computers and high use surfaces are regularly cleaned.

For more information go to www.gvlibraries.com.au or call 1300 374 765.