Coast libraries to reopen with changes

The Maroochydore Library.

Libraries on the Sunshine Coast are set to re-open.

However, there will be limits on visitor numbers and social distancing requirements when the libraries reopen from Monday 25 May.

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson says libraries are a valuable community service and council has been working through the implications of re-opening them.

He says a total of 10 customers will be allowed inside once branches reopen.

“Visitor numbers in the library will be monitored and customers will be required to comply with social distancing requirements and other measures,” he said.

“The library Click & Collect service remains available for Sunshine Coast library card holders, and the community is reminded to make use of the library’s extensive online programs and eLibrary service.”

The only Coast library that won’t reopen on May 25 is the Maleny Library, which is currently being refurbished. It’s due to reopen next month and will have a limited click and collect service.

“We look forward to welcoming customers back to our libraries, but remind everyone to please be vigilant as we keep moving towards a COVID-safe society,” Mr Jamieson said.

“This includes adhering to social distancing requirements, good hygiene and not attending if you are feeling unwell.”

Customers will be able to pick up reservations, choose and borrow library items.

Returns chutes are at all libraries and Wi-Fi remains available.