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Ballarat Libraries begin re-opening process

We have  commenced the process of  re-opening our libraries  but things will look and operate a little differently.

Ballarat and Wendouree Libraries are open Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm.

Sebastopol Library and the Library Outreach are closed until further notice.

We will provide updates as our service change. Keep updated here

Your safety is our priority and as such we've implemented some changes.

These include a limit of 20 people at a time, with visits limited to less than 1 hour. You will be required to register your contact details to enter the library.

All returned books will be quarantined for 3 days (72 hours) before they can be borrowed again. These items will stay on your card for that time. All items have been extended until 30 June. All library visitors will be encouraged to maintain good hand hygiene with sanitizer available, use the self-checkout stations to borrow items and follow signs and floor markers to ensure we all keep to the 1.5 metre social distancing rule. The new Click & Collect service  is available at the Ballarat Library on Creswick Road and is a totally contactless transaction. 

Our staff will be cleaning high-touch areas, including public computers and self-checkout stations, regularly throughout the day. And we'll be there to guide you through the changes and answer your questions. City of Ballarat Libraries have put these measures in place to protect our community and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Computers are available for public use with a 45 minute time limit, and bookings are essential.  Printing, photocopying and document scanning facilities are also available. Fees and charges may apply.

We are pleased to be open to the public once again,  but it will be some time before our regularly scheduled children's, school holiday and adult programs will be running onsite. Rest assured, our early years programs will continue online. 

The new Click & Collect service  is available at the Ballarat Library on Creswick Road and is a totally contactless transaction. 

Select or place items on hold online or by phone.  Log in to your account and search the catalogue for items you wish to borrow, or phone the Ballarat Library during opening hours – Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm.

Library staff will contact you once your items are ready for collection. Please observe physical distancing and instructions provided by staff when collecting your library items. Your safety is our priority.

Returning items Items can be deposited through the chutes at each branch. All items returned will be quarantined prior to re-issue.

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