Shoalhaven City Council has announced its libraries will reopen in a limited capacity on Monday June 1.
As always, the health and safety of staff and visitors is council's priority and they will be fully complying with NSW Health guidelines to protect everyone who comes through the doors.
Nowra Library will be open Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm, Sanctuary Point Library from Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm, Ulladulla from Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm and Milton Library will open on Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm
The reopening is classed as stage one and council had provided the following information.
What can I do in the library during Stage One?
The library will be open for borrowing and returning only.
Reservations can now be picked up from the library.
There is no computer use during Stage 1 including printing, scanning and photocopying, and chairs and tables have been removed.
The Local Heritage Room at Nowra Library remains closed.
What hygiene practices are in place?
Hand sanitiser stations are being installed and the number of people in our buildings will be monitored to allow 4m per person.
Sneeze screens will be installed at customer service points and staff will follow a strict cleaning regime.
All returned items will be 'quarantined' for 72 hours.
By downloading the Shoalhaven Libraries app, borrowers will be able check out their own library items, reducing contact with surfaces.
Where can I get information?
A concierge station will be visible at the entrance of each branch to provide information and ensure customers use hand sanitiser before entering.
The Home Library Service and Doorstep Library service will continue. Our children's programs and Heritage talks will continue to take place on our Facebook Page. As always, our Digital Library will be available online.
For more information, visit www.shoalhavenlibraries.com.au/Covid-19-update or contact your nearest library branch.