COVID-19 library updates

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COVID-19 library updates

From Friday 3 December:

In keeping with the Government’s guidelines, we will NOT require our customers to show a My Vaccine Pass to use our libraries.

Gore Library hours

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 9:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 8:00pm
Saturday 10:15am - 1:00pm

Mataura Library hours are Monday to Friday 10:00pm – 5:00pm

  • Contact tracing is mandatory for all aged 12 or over
  • Wearing a face covering is mandatory for all aged 12 and over, unless you hold an exemption
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Social distancing – keep at least 1 metre away from people outside your bubble, including library staff
  • The number of people in the library at any one time is limited for physical distancing requirements
  • Visiting time - if we are busy, please keep your visiting time to a minimum to allow others in
  • Call and collect/deliver service
    • If you are unable to visit the library, use our call & collect service to request a loan selection to be prepared and make a time to collect.
    • If you can’t leave children alone at home, are housebound, elderly or vulnerable, we can deliver your books, please phone to arrange.
  • Computers: Gore Library - two public computers available for 30 minute use, Mataura Library - one computer available for 30 minute use
  • Ancestry and Find My Past available in Gore Library
  • Newspapers: available on request
  • Return your borrowed items to the afterhours returns slot or inside. If you have COVID-19 or are in self-isolation don’t return your library items just yet, there will be no late fees in this situation.
  • COVID-19 precautions
    • Stay home if you have symptoms, or have had symptoms in the last 14 days
    • Wash hands, use hand sanitizer, practice physical distancing


Gore Library: Phone 03 2039129

Mataura Library and Service Centre: Phone 03 2038114

Email: [email protected]

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