COVID-19 library updates

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COVID-19 library updates

The Gore and Mataura libraries will open on Thursday (9 Sept), initially at reduced hours.

Gore Library hours are Monday to Friday 9:30am – 5:00pm.

Mataura Library hours are Monday to Friday 12:00pm – 4:00pm

  • Contact tracing is mandatory for all aged 12 or over - scan the QR code, or sign in using the ballot box
  • Wear a face covering – mandatory for all aged 12 and over, unless you hold an exemption
  • Children under 12 stay home if possible, if not, they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • There is a visiting time limit of 20 minutes. You can choose books for you and your family, but not stay in the library to study or read
  • Social distancing – keep at least 2 metres 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
  • Call and collect/deliver service
    • If you are unable to visit the library, phone or email 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 15 minute use, Mataura Library - one computer available for 15 minute use
  • Ancestry available in Gore Library for 15 minute use
  • Newspapers: available on request with a 20 minute limit
  • Return your borrowed items to the afterhours returns slot. 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
    • Payments by EFTPOS, no cash


Gore Library: Phone 03 2039129

Mataura Library and Service Centre: Phone 03 2038114

Email: [email protected]

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