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COVID-19 | Goldfields Library Corporation

Good news! Restrictions have eased further.

COVID-19 Updates 

Good news! Restrictions have eased further.

Thanks to the latest announcement from Premier Dan Andrews, we're excited to announce that there are no longer any density or cap limits in our libraries. 

In line with Victorian Government requirements, anyone aged 18 years and older will need to show us proof of vaccination before entering our libraries. You can do this via the Services Victoria app, or with a physical Vaccination Certificate.

We're so excited to take this next step and we want to thank you for your support, patience and compliance during this tough time. We’re all in this together.

What are the new restrictions?  holding phone with COVID-19 certificate

  • You must sign in and sanitise on entry
  • Anyone aged 18 years and older will need to show evidence of full vaccination prior to entering library spaces
  • Masks must be worn when in the library
  • Social distancing is still in place
  • Safety remains our top priority, so please don’t visit if you’re unwell

Please note: Medical certificates are no longer permitted as proof of COVID-19 vaccination exemption. Any exemptions must now be reflected in the Australian Immunisation Register, which will generate a a COVID-19 digital certificate that can be linked to the Services Victoria app. Paper copies can be provided by your doctor. Further information is available here.

What can we offer our community who are unable, or wish not to visit at this time?

Reserve & Collect

You can arrange contactless loans using our Reserve + Collect program. Reservations can be made online or over the phone and picked up as usual during opening hours. You will be notified by SMS or email when your item(s) are available for collection. You will have 10 days to pick up your item(s) before they are allocated to the next person on the waitlist, or returned to our shelves.

How to place a Reservation

Remote Printing

Remote printing is available in all of our branches. Email your printing to the appropriate mailbox, and call to let us know when you’ll be by to pick it up. Just speak to a COVID check-in marshal on arrival.  More informtaion here.

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi can be accessed outside our buildings and from nearby carparks, seating etc. 

eLibrary

Our eLibrary is always open! Browse our extensive collection of online resources in the comfort of your own home - all you need is an internet-connected device and a library card.

Resources include: eBooks, eAudioBooks, newspapers, magazines, kids activities, family history resources and movies.

To log into any of our eLibrary resources you need your library card. Most services will ask for your library barcode and PIN. You barcode is found on the back of your library card. For assistance with your PIN, or troubleshooting help please contact your local library – our staff are still here to help!

Not a library member? Join here.

Online Programs

We offer many talks, workshops and events online. For upcoming sessions visit our events website.  For past sessions, check out our YouTube channel.

Phone / video conferencing support:

Book an appointment via phone or video conferencing for help with any of the above. Contact your local library to get started.

I’m vaccinated. How to do I get my certificate?

Click here for Information on how to link your COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate to the Service Victoria app.

You can also ask library staff for assistance by phone, ask your vaccination provider to print you a copy, visit a Services Australia service Centre (Centrelink or Medicare), or call the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809 and ask for a copy of your certificate to be mailed to you. This can take up to 14 days to arrive in the post.

Home Library Service

Our Home Library Service is available to those who are unable to visit the library themselves. If you are housebound due to illness, frailty, disability etc. you may be eligible for our Home Library Service. 

Please read more about our Home Library Service or give us a call on 5449 2790.

Please note: The Home Library Servie may not be available in all areas.

More Information

For more information on COVID–19 and how best to manage your risks please go to www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-coronavirus-disease-covid-19

The Australian Government Department of Health is monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 in Australia and are sharing the latest medical advice every day: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

The Premier of Victoria, The Hon. Daniel Andrews MP, is keeping Victorians up-to-date on the latest information relevant to our state: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/

Community Support Centres

We understand that this is a difficult time, and many of us are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed or lonely. If you need to reach out during this distressing time, please read our list of community support centres who can help: www.ncgrl.vic.gov.au/communitysupportcentres