Liverpool City Library and our branches will be closed on Wednesday the 26th of January for the Australia Day public holiday. We will reopen on Thursday the 27th of January. Our eLibrary is open 24/7.

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COVID-19 and your library service

All Liverpool City Library branches have returned to regular opening hours.

Due to COVID-19, there are some changes to our services and facilities.

  • Face masks are mandatory at all times for everyone aged 12 and over.
  • Please don’t visit the Library or Museum if you have even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms.
  • There are density limits in our libraries
  • The galleries at the Museum are open with density limits
  • Please note that the Liverpool Genealogy Society room at Liverpool Regional Museum will remain closed

Liverpool City Council is committed to providing services to our community while closely following information provided by the NSW and Australian Governments about novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  As the situation evolves, we will share updates regularly.

Please visit Council's website for up-to-date information about Council facilities and services, including local vaccination hubs.

For information about Covid-19,  please visit the Australian Government and the NSW Health websites.

Will Click & Collect still be available?

What if I’m under 16?

What if I can’t check in by myself?

Will computers be available?

Can I book a study room?

How do I return my items?

When will regular library programs restart?


Will Click & Collect still be available?

Our Click & Collect service will operate as before the lockdown, with self-service pickup inside the Library.

What if I can’t check in by myself?

If you can’t use the Service NSW app to check in on your smartphone, and you don’t have a COVID-19 Check In Card, Library staff can check you in using the Service NSW Concierge Form after your vaccination status has been checked at the entry.

Will computers be available?

Limited computers will be available at this time to ensure social distancing. Computer usage is up to 2 hours per day.

Can I book a study room?

Study rooms will be available for use. At Liverpool, a maximum of four (4) people are allowed per study room. At Carnes Hill, a maximum of two (2) people are allowed per study room. You can make a booking here.

How do I return my items?

To return your items, please only use the after-hours returns chutes located on the outside of Liverpool City Library and Carnes Hill Library. At all other branches, please return your items as normal.

When will regular library programs restart?

Library programs have recommenced to in-person delivery. Some changes will remain in place, such as capacity limits. Please see the What’s On page for current programs.

We have developed a COVID-19 Safety Plan, based on NSW Government guidelines to create and maintain a safe environment whilst working and visiting the libraries of Liverpool.

To view COVID-19 information resources for kids please visit KIDS.

Australian and international news and information about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines is available on the SBS Coronavirus Portal in more than 60 languages, including Arabic, Cantonese, Vietnamese as well as English.

SBS is committed to informing Australia’s multilingual communities about the latest Coronavirus developments.

The NSW Health Government has also released fact sheets and other resources in your language

How do I access digital resources from home?

Our eLibrary is accessible 24/7 to all library members. The library has a number of digital resources you can access from home, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, databases, and more.  You can access these resources with your library card.

eBooks & eAudiobooks


How do I join online?

NSW residents are welcome to sign up for a library card online. and access our extensive eLibrary collection.

Once you have joined online, you may log in with your temporary borrower id number.

You will receive your Library card number via email (within 48 hours).  Please ensure you enter your email address for quick processing. Your Library card will be posted to your home address at a later date.

Coronavirus Research Database

Includes a collection of journal articles, preprints, conference proceedings, dissertations and more related to COVID-19 and other coronaviruses. It includes comprehensive research background coverage of past pandemics and epidemics, like MERS and SARS, to give researchers and students context around the current global crisis.

Go to the Coronavirus Research Database