Hawkesbury Library Service – Covid Operational Update

Hawkesbury Library Service will open its Hawkesbury Central Library in Windsor and Richmond Branch Library to offer a Click & Collect service to library members from Monday, 27 September with reduced opening hours.

Hawkesbury Central Library will be open for Click & Collect:

Monday to Friday from 10am-1pm and 2-5pm

Saturday 9am-1pm

Sunday closed

Richmond Branch Library will be open for Click & Collect:

Monday to Friday 10am-1pm

Saturday 10am-1pm

Hawkesbury Library Service will operate within COVID-19 safety guidelines for the safety of community members and staff. Your cooperation in observing these guidelines is required and appreciated.

The opening of the Click & Collect service is possible due to a recent exemption to the Public Health Order allowing public libraries across NSW to offer this service.

Click & Collect

Click and Collect enables library members to borrow items from the library while complying with current health and safety directives. The Click and Collect service allows library members to pre-order and collect items during the library opening hours. Library members can reserve items online or over the phone on 4560 4460 during library opening hours.

Library members are also encouraged to use the wide range of online resources including eBooks, eMagazines, eAudio, children’s games and activities at hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/library/elibrary

New library memberships – join online at https://aurora.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/library/Join.aspx and call the Library to complete your membership.

Returning library items

Return chutes remain open and available at the Hawkesbury Central Library and the Richmond Branch Library. Items can be returned in a contactless COVID Safe way.

Service update

The public access computers and WIFI will not be available during this initial phase. Public access to the library collections, computers, print and copy services, newspapers and public Wi-Fi are not currently available. Meeting rooms, study rooms, desks and other seating spaces are not currently available.

Zoom Justice of the Peace Service

The Zoom online Justice of the Peace (JP) Service will continue to be offered via zoom. The service will be available every Tuesday from 10am to midday for the duration of the lockdown. The services that are available via Zoom are limited due to restrictions imposed by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice; however the JP can continue to witness statutory declarations and affidavits via audio-visual link. The Justice of the Peace is not able to certify documents online.

To book a timeslot with a Justice of the Peace, visit the Hawkesbury Library Eventbrite page https://hawkesburylibrary.eventbrite.com and select a convenient time. Currently appointments are limited to 15 minute blocks but they can be extended if required.

Home Delivery

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