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COVID-19 update

Libraries are open. Customers are required to act on the advice of library staff, observe physical distancing and practice good hygiene.

Entry requirements

Under Queensland Government restrictions, customers are required to check in when entering the library. Anyone visiting a library is required to wear a face mask indoors at all times, subject to exceptions allowed by the Queensland Government. Library staff reserve the right to refuse entry to customers that do not comply with these requirements.

Libraries are not restricted locations. Customers do not need to display proof of vaccination status to enter. 

Service updates

JP service not available

The Justice of the Peace services are currently unavailable at Libraries. The community JP service has been suspended by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General to minimise the risk to volunteers.

The services of a JP can be accessed through the after-hours JP Search function. 

Get help downloading your vaccination certificate

Be Connected has published a How to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination guide. Follow the Queensland Government guide to Add your proof of vaccination status to the Check In Qld app.

Library staff can help you download your COVID-19 vaccination certificate and add it to the Check In Qld app. Staff are available to assist during library open hours. If you have a myGov account, remember to bring your username and password.

Closures and cancellations

With COVID-19 now an everyday part of life in the region, we can expect that library staff and customers will be exposed to the virus at some stage. This means Council will need to close some library locations, reduce opening hours or cancel events from time-to-time at short notice. This may be due to public health directives, cleaning requirements or unavoidable staff shortages. 

Updates on any COVID-19 exposure sites, closures or service changes will be posted on the Libraries website and Facebook page. Signs will be displayed at affected library locations.

While Libraries have specific opening hours, the eLibrary is available 24/7, you can download the myLibrary on-the-go app, or access the Click & Collect service online. 

For up to date information on COVID-19, view the Queensland Government’s latest updates.