Hawkesbury Library Service has reopened with COVID safe operations

COVID operation: Hawkesbury Central Library at the Deerubbin Centre. Picture: Supplied.

COVID operation: Hawkesbury Central Library at the Deerubbin Centre. Picture: Supplied.

Hawkesbury Library Service has reopened with limited hours and some limitations of services.

Library members will be able to have access to all library collections and browse shelves and check items using the self-checkers.

There is access to free Wi-Fi, public computers, and study space.

The libraries will be operating in compliance with the Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order 2021 with vaccination rules applying to both staff and customers aged 16-years and older.

Operating Hours:

Hawkesbury Central Library, The Deerubbin Centre (Ground Floor), 300 George Street, Windsor will be open Monday to Friday from 10am-5pm, Saturday 9am-1pm and closed on Sunday.

Richmond Branch Library, 29 West Market Street, Richmond will be open Monday to Friday 10am-1pm and Saturday 10am-1pm.

What is Available?

  • Browse and borrow items
  • Pick up reserves
  • Limited public computers and FREE Wi-Fi
  • Self-serve printing, copying and scanning
  • Access to Study rooms
  • Library programs and events continue online
  • Expanded Housebound Service
  • Click and Collect
  • Limited in person Justice of the Peace (JP) service each Tuesday 10am-midday from 24 October
  • E-library online resources available 24/7

Plan Visits

As per current Government regulations, any person entering the Library will be required to show their vaccination status, wear a face mask and check in using the Service NSW app.

All patrons are able to use the Click and Collect service and access Wi-Fi from outside the building.

In accordance with the current Public Health Order, unvaccinated people under the age of 16 may attend the Library. Normal supervisory requirements of children under 10 still apply.

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Status:

There are several ways to show evidence of vaccination:

  • Immunisation history statement
  • COVID-19 digital certificate
  • Vaccination information displayed on the Service NSW app
  • Evidence of medical exemption (must be from a medical practitioner)

Do not visit if experiencing any flu-like symptoms. Wear a face mask as per the Public Health Order and sanitise your hands on entry.

Do not visit if you have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Check in and out of the Library using the Service NSW app for contact tracing purposes, and maintain social distancing measures.

Hawkesbury Library Service will operate within COVID-19 safety guidelines for the safety of the community.

For further operational updates visit hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au (click on the green banner at the top of the homepage) and Council's Facebook page.

Connect with Hawkesbury Library Service at facebook.com/HawkesburyLibrary or instagram.com/hawkesburylibrary or website: hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/library or by phone: 4560 4460 or email: Library@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.