Changes to library service due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Published on 07 July 2020

Our priority is keeping you and our community well. Therefore, in line with the Victorian State Government requirements, we are playing our part at the local level to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. 

The Libraries in Mornington, Rosebud, Somerville and Hastings, and the Mobile Library will be close from 6pm. Wednesday, July 8 until further notice.  We understand that you will have items on loan can you please hold on to these items until we reopen.  We have renewed all items that were due back after Friday, July 3 to Monday, August 17. Please use our Ask a Librarian form if you have any questions.

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Can I return my items?

 After-Hours Returns Chutes are now closed please hold on to your books until we reopen.  We have extend loans and not charging fines during our closure. 


When will my items need to be returned?

All library items have been renewed, if Libraries are still unavailable after this date, the due date will be extended.


What happens to my items on reserve?

Reserved items will all be held and waiting to be picked up when the libraries re-open. (this includes existing reserves and reserves that will be triggered during our closure). When we re-open, we will send out reservation notices.

Requests for library items can still be made on the online catalogue or by a team member, however they won’t be accessible until we re-open or when they are available.




What can I borrow during this time?


How can I get help about the Library?

Our libraries are open for phone enquiries or online enquiries. at our libraries 9am-5pm weekdays. Email us @


Is the Home Library service operating?

All outreach programs, including the Home Library service will be suspended



When will the libraries Re-open?

Please check our website for further information or updates.



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