About the Library

Library Services and Updates

Avondale Sydney Library is OPEN (restricted hours), Avondale LMC Library is OPEN (restricted 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 B - Sydney Library and LEVEL B for Lake Macquarie Library, for further information please link to
Avondale Libraries Opening LEVELS - COVID-19

CURRENT LOANS - will be extended across both campuses.


Restricted opening times are considered to provide access to the following

• Borrowing of print books
• Access to printers/scanners
• Borrowing of Reserve Items (restricted)
• Inter-library Loan (restricted)
• NO - Inter-campus Loan
• NO - access to library group study space until further notice & restricted seating for parts of library
• Increased availability of help via our Booknow, for Information Literacy, Research Help, and Tutor services
• Please refer to the above opening LEVELS for further information

Access by ‘request an appointment’ also considered outside the times of opening. Access provided only to: Staff & Students, SAN hospital memberships, Clinical School (no ALUMNI/Community members).

Health and Safety in the Library

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

• QR code registration upon entry to library
• wear mask in the library
• hand sanitise upon entry to library
• cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser
• patrons to follow ‘social distancing’
• hand sanitiser on Reference desk available for patrons
• Stay home if you are unwell
• Regular cleaning and sanitising of library equipment

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