COVID-19: Updates

Last updated 8 July 2020

Newcastle Libraries has recommenced selected services, with a staged approach to reopening our libraries that prioritises public and employee safety.

We currently have the following branches open for you on an express basis:

Branch 

Mon 

Tues 

Wed 

Thurs 

Fri 

Sat 

Sun 

Mayfield 

(from 1 July)

9:30am – 5pm 

9:30am – 8pm 

9:30am – 5pm 

9:30am – 8pm 

9:30am – 5pm 

9:30am – 1pm 

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City 

(from 1 July)

9:30am – 8pm 

9:30am – 8pm 

9:30am – 8pm 

9:30am – 8pm 

9:30am – 6pm 

9:30am – 2pm 

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Wallsend

(from 1 July) 

9:30am – 8pm 

9:30am – 8pm 

9:30am – 8pm 

9:30am – 8pm 

9:30am – 6pm 

9:30am – 2pm 

1:30pm – 5pm 

New Lambton 

(from 6 July)

9:30am – 8pm 

9:30am – 5pm 

9:30am – 8pm 

9:30am – 5pm 

9:30am – 5pm 

9:30am – 1pm 

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We also have our home library service - for the most vulnerable and marginalised in our community - along with a Call and Collect service available to all members. To access this service simply call 4974 5300 and request ‘Call and Collect’.

We appreciate your patience as our team works through our COVID-19 safe plan, we are taking considered measures to ensure we meet Public Health Order requirements, which includes changes to our service delivery and preparing our spaces with additional safeguards, such as ‘express’ member visitation guidelines.

After 1 July we welcome members and the general public to visit our four open branches, while we continue to maintain attendance registers at these sites. 

Regular services will continue to be added, so please check back to this page for updates, or follow us on Facebook.
  

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the library branches open?
What services are available?
How do I access the Home Library Service?
How do I organise a Call and Collect?
What additional measures are in place as a result of COVID-19?
What are the ‘express’ visitation guidelines?
Can I return books at the returns chute?
Are the public programs still running?
What can I access online?
How can I contact the Library?
How do I become a member?