Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

16 June 2020

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Tasmanian Libraries to reopen

Libraries Tasmania will reopen doors for browsing, borrowing and public computer and internet access on Thursday 18 June in response to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

We know our libraries are much loved and play an important role in communities by providing a place of connection, learning and discovering for Tasmanians of all ages.

To ensure gathering restrictions are respected while making the library available to everyone, staff will encourage people to minimise the time they spend in the library.

Members will still have access to the Click & Collect system and the home Library Service, as well as browsing and borrowing from the full collection.

Libraries will also soon begin offering modified, one-on-one and small group adult learning, Rock & Rhyme and Storytime and school holiday programs in selected libraries.

We recognise that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on Tasmanian communities, including library members, visitors, staff and volunteers. We thank everyone for their cooperation and patience as we safely reintroduce services and programs in libraries across the state.

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