Regular opening hours return!

Reopening to full hours

We're pleased to announce that all Hobsons Bay Libraries branches have now returned to full operating hours (as of Monday 22 February 2021).

To visit the full list of branches and hours click here.

The health and safety of the community and our staff remains our highest priority, and it is important that everyone planning to visit the library familiarise themselves with what to expect at our branches.

 

Conditions of Entry

  • In line with current State Government advice, masks are no longer required inside the library, but are still strongly recommended. 
  • We are required to record the details of all visitors for contact tracing purposes. Upon arrival, please check in with our QR code located at the entry point of each branch. We are using the state government check-in app, Service Victoria, which is available to download for both Android and Apple devices. If you cannot sign in using the QR code, a library staff member will be able to assist you.
  • Any items needing to be returned must be returned via the returns chutes located outside each entry.  
  • Food and drink is prohibited inside our branches, with the exclusion of water which must be in a container with a lid.
  • Quiet study rooms have re-opened at all libraries. Capacity limits will apply at each branch to help us maintain social distancing. 
  • In line with government health advice, please maintain a 1.5 metre distance from other visitors and staff at all times, maintain good hand hygiene with sanitiser and wipes available inside the library for your convenience and of course, please stay home if you are feeling unwell. 

Please continue to check the Libraries website and social media channels for further announcements.

For an update of other Council services including customer service, community centres, the Visitor Information Centre, Meals on Wheels services, Maternal and Child Health, youth counselling and more, please visit the Hobsons Bay City Council website.

 

Face-to-face programming is back!

Library events are making a return to our branches. While some events will continue online, from Monday 1 March we will be offering a number of programs face-to-face in our branches. We’re taking precautions to help us stay COVID-Safe including reducing capacity numbers at events. Bookings are required and must be made in advance for all events to support social distancing and contact tracing requirements so be sure to check the library’s event listings online and book your place.

The Creative Technology Hub @ Seaworks has now re-opened to the public. Visit the What's On page for more information on the series of taster sessions running throughout March.

For further assistance, please contact us by phone 1300 462 542 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or via Instagram DM or Facebook Message.

 

 

Translated Resources

Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services have translated COVID-19 information for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, health professionals and industry. Information includes factsheets and promotional materials.

Please visit their website to download translated fact sheets.

SBS resources

SBS has launched the SBS Multilingual Coronavirus Portal, a dedicated online information hub for multicultural communities to easily access accurate and trusted news and information about COVID-19, in their language.

The portal provides one place where the many Australians who speak a language other than English can come to for the latest news and resources across more than 60 languages, produced by SBS Radio and SBS News.

The SBS Multilingual Coronavirus Portal can be accessed at sbs.com.au/coronavirus. The portal highlights key information and updates about COVID-19, including the latest news in English, and visitors can then select one of more than 60 languages to browse coverage produced by SBS in that language.

Last updated 17 March 2021.

> Masks are required to be worn when visiting, in line with current government advice.

> We are required to record the details of all visitors for contact tracing purposes. Upon arrival, please check in with our QR code located at the entry point of each branch. We are using the state government check-in app, Service Victoria, which is available to download for both Android and Apple devices. If you do not have a device which supports QR codes, our concierge staff will be able to sign you in manually. We appreciate your patience if there is a queue for entry.

> Any items needing to be returned must be returned via the returns chutes located outside each entry.  

> Food and drink is prohibited inside our branches, with the exclusion of water which must be in a container with a lid.

> In line with government health advice, we ask that you maintain a 1.5 metre distance from other visitors and staff at all times, maintain good hand hygiene with sanitiser and wipes available inside the library for your convenience and of course, please stay home if you are feeling unwell.