About the Library

Library Services and Updates


Avondale Sydney Library is CLOSED, Avondale LMC Library is OPEN (reduced hours)
Check our Library hours for updated times.

In response to ongoing COVID-19 developments, Avondale Libraries opening strategy will change accordingly. We are currently operating on Level A - Sydney Library and Level C for Lake Macquarie Library, for further information please link to
Avondale Libraries Opening Strategy - COVID-19

CURRENT LOANS - will be extended across both campuses.


SYDNEY LIBRARY

• Closed
• NO - Inter-library Loan
• NO - Inter-campus Loan
• NO - access to print collection and library space until further notice
• Increased availability of help via our Booknow, for Information Literacy, Research Help, and Tutor services


LAKE MACQUARIE LIBRARY

• Library staff available at help desk with social distancing required – screens setup
• Increased availability of help via our Booknow, for Information Literacy, Research Help, and Tutor services
• Our face-to-face Reference Librarian service suspended, but increase online services
• Many publishers have provided open access to resources, for more info visit our COVID-19
• Seating Arrangements within the library comply with 1.5mtr distancing
• Mask wearing is compulsory

Borrowing

• Main Collections - staff and students able to borrow, with regular borrowing privileges
• NO - Inter-campus borrowing
• NO - Inter-library Loan

Health and Safety in the Library

We advocate and practice simple procedures to lower the chance of spreading the virus.

• Hand Sanitsing – please follow this procedure apon entry to the library
• Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
• Frequently wash hands with soap and water for 40 seconds
• Stay home if you are unwell
• Toilets within the library have been partially closed to allow One Cubicle only
• Regular cleaning and sanitising of library equipment

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