Wyndham’s libraries reopen to the public

By Our Reporter
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Wyndham City reopened the Plaza Library on Tuesday, 9 June. The Point Cook Library is due to open its doors on Monday, 15 June.

Both libraries will be reopening to the public with extensive hygiene and cleaning practices in place as well as limited services due to social distancing and other government directions.

Wyndham City Mayor Cr Josh Gilligan said a maximum of 20 people will be allowed to be in the building at any one time, so people seeking to use this service may experience queues and wait times.

The Plaza Library is open from 9.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday and Point Cook Library will be open from 10am to noon and from 2pm to 5pm Monday to Friday. The libraries will be closed on weekends.

“Items will be able to be borrowed but use of a computer or study space will be limited  to 30 minutes,” Cr Gilligan said.

“The usual physical distancing measures will be in place, and we ask library users to maintain at least 1.5 metres between themselves and practice good hygiene in this shared space,” he said.

Group activities and accommodate study groups though will have to wait.

“We are currently working through a process to reopen other libraries, community centres, the Youth Resource Centre and Council buildings as safely as possible, and will provide you with an update as this occurs,” said Cr Gilligan.

Council continues to run a range of library services online and can offer all students a free eMembership giving them access to a range of educational and learning resources, e-books, apps and a live student tutoring service (Studiosity). Library memebers are also able to have books delivered directly to their house.

This can be accessed at www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/libraries and library staff can provide support on how to sign up and access these eResources by contacting the Library on 8734 2600.

There are also a range of free online events, resources and initiatives available at www.wyndhamtogether.com.au

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