COVID-19 and your library: Service updates as of Monday 7 September 2020.

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COVID-19 and your library service

Liverpool City Council is gradually reopening its facilities and services while closely following information provided by the NSW and Australian Governments about novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and as the situation evolves, we will share updates regularly.

Liverpool and Carnes Hill Libraries are open. 

Liverpool Regional Museum is open.

Casula, Green Valley and Miller Libraries will reopen on Monday 7 September.  Moorebank Library will remain closed until further notice.

Please visit Council's website for the most up-to-date information about Council facilities and services.

For current information about novel coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the Australian Government and the NSW Health websites. Click here for information translated in different languages

Welcome Back!

Liverpool and Carnes Hill Libraries are open.

Casula, Green Valley and Miller Libraries will reopen on Monday 7 September.  Moorebank Library will remain closed until further notice

See Contact Us for opening hours.

To manage physical distancing, and our customer’s safety, there is a capacity of:

  • 100 customers for Liverpool
  • 50 customers for Carnes Hill.
  • 30 customers for Casula and Green Valley
  • 5 customers for Miller

Limited public access computers will be available for self-service only, feel free to bring a buddy if you need some tech help. Click & Collect is in operation, reserve your titles and we will contact you when they are ready to pick up.

Please be patient as staff manage services in current situations.

When you visit

To keep everyone safe, library staff are working to the Department of Health’s guidelines. Ensure you maintain social distancing and frequently wash your hands. Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the building.

If you are sick or self-isolating due to health reasons please call to reschedule your pick up time and do not return your library items for 14 days, you will not incur a fine. All items are being held inert for 24 hours prior to being loaned.

Your assistance will ensure everyone’s safety.

For more information contact us on (02) 8711 7177 or email

Liverpool Regional Museum & Family History Centre and Foyer Gallery are open.

Hours of opening Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm.

When can I visit Liverpool City Libraries?

Can I still borrow from my local library?

Can I keep my library items longer?

Will I be fined if I can’t return my library items during this time?

How do I return my library items?

I have a reserved item to pick up from a closed library - what do I do?

Can I still hire a meeting room during this time?

Will children’s programs and school holiday activities still be happening?

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When can I visit Liverpool City Libraries?

From Monday 1 June, Liverpool and Carnes Hill Libraries are open. The remainder of our libraries will remain closed until further notice.

Can I still borrow from my local library?

Yes you can,  Click & Collect is available from Liverpool City Library and Carnes Hill Library.  We also have a great range eresources including eBooks, eAudiobooks, and  eMagazines, which you can access for free 24/7 as part of your library membership.

Can I keep my library items longer?

Yes.  Our loan periods are the usual three weeks.  You may renew your items  online.  Log in with your library card number and pin number or you may choose to call us on 02 8711 7177 or email.

Will I be fined if I can’t return my library items during this time?

All overdue fines will be waived, if they are incurred while library services are restricted.

How do I return my library items?

There are 24-hour return chutes available at both Liverpool and Carnes Hill Libraries. The return chutes can be found at both library entrances, outside the building. 

I have a reserved item to pick up from a closed library - what do I do?

The library will contact you to organise a pick up time for your reservations. 

Can I still hire a meeting room during this time?

Following the announcement from the NSW State Government, Library meeting rooms will reopen for bookings.

Enquiries and bookings will be taken from Monday 20 July 2020, with the first booking date being Monday 10 August 2020.

Please refer to the frequently asked questions in relation to making a booking.

Please contact us for further details at rooml@liverpool.nsw.gov.au

Will children’s programs and school holiday activities still be happening?

No. All library programming is cancelled until further notice - including our school holiday program. However, some programs are being delivered online, go to What's On for more information.  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram or check our website for updates.

How do I access eResources from home?

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

eBooks

eAudiobooks

eMagazines

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: This eresource brings together authoritative, open and freely available content from key publishers such as Nature Publishing Group, the BMJ, Taylor & Francis and others. Aggregated content types include journal articles, preprints, conference proceedings, dissertations and more related to COVID-19 and other coronaviruses. It includes comprehensive 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 Reserarch Database