Visiting and COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccination and check-in requirements have eased for public libraries.

Now that restrictions have eased…

From Saturday 23 April, library customers will not be required to show their vaccination status or check-in using the Service Victoria app to enter any Darebin Libraries location.

Face masks are not required, but we do recommend them.

If you enjoyed Click and Collect you can continue to click to get your reservations and collect by coming in to the library and using the borrowing kiosks to check out your items. Staff are always available to help you find your reservation and use the borrowing kiosks.

All staff working in library branches are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Darebin Libraries is committed to providing a shared, safe place with respect for all and by entering Darebin Libraries, you agree to abide by our Conditions of Entry.

Opening hours

View our current opening hours on our Locations and hours page. 

When our libraries are open, you can:

Browse and borrow

  • Please maintain a 1.5-metre distance from other browsers
  • If you prefer to be in and out of the library quickly, reserve your items in advance and we’ll let you know when they are ready for you to borrow.

Collect your reservations

You can collect your own reservation at all library branches. Ask library staff if you need help finding the reservation shelf.

Relax, work, study and use wifi

 

  • Newspapers are available at all libraries
  • There are different areas, seating and tables at all libraries where you can relax, work and study
  • Alcohol wipes to sanitise desks are available, please ask a staff member for this when you enter the library
  • Wireless printing is available
  • Library wifi can be accessed from inside and outside the library buildings at all locations. 

Use a library computer

  • Computers are available for up to 75 minutes a day
  • Accessibility computers are available for up to two hours a day
  • Due to physical distancing requirements, staff are only able to offer limited support from a distance of 1.5 metres
  • You are welcome to bring someone to help you with your use of the computer
  • Bookings can be made in branch or by calling 1300 655 355 or by sending us a message.

Use an express computer

  • For up to 30 minutes
  • No bookings although you may need to wait
  • Due to physical distancing requirements, staff are only able to offer limited support from a distance of 1.5 metres.

Print, scan, photocopy

  • Printing, scanning and photocopying are available for a small charge
  • Our system is changing, so please speak to a staff member for instructions
  • No bookings are required for scanning or photocopying although you may need to wait if another member is using the device
  • Wireless printing is available on laptops and mobile devices
  • Due to physical distancing requirements, staff are only able to offer limited support from a distance of 1.5 metres

Events and programming

Please visit our Events page for information about our events and to make bookings.