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Libraries allowed to have more visitors in Brisbane

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By Juliano Oliveira

The 33 Brisbane City Council libraries are now allowed to have up to one person every four meters at any one time as social distancing measures remain in place.  

Factors such as floor size, the configuration of different spaces, distances between shelving, joinery, furniture, computers and service areas will be determinant for the number of people permitted within libraries.

Customers will also be asked to sanitise their hands before handling any collection items on the shelves.

According to the Brisbane City Council, visitants are now able to:

  • Access and browse the library collections where social distancing can be maintained
  • Enjoy easy internet access from our PCs through either an express 15-minute session or limited access 30-minute session
  • Enjoy wi-fi access from your own device
  • Printing and mobile printing services are available 
  • Access the lost property service at Brisbane Square Library
  • Return borrowed items 
  • Access limited library seating and quiet rooms, marked with limits for the number of people permitted in these spaces 
  • Browse and read from the newspaper and MagRack collections in the library 
  • Pick up holds when ready for collection – no hold fees will apply.

Despite the restrictions being eased, residents are encouraged to continue using online library services where possible. 

Library operating hours differ across branches and customers should check the opening hours of their local library before attending. 

As updates are available, they will be included on Council’s website. For more information visit or phone Council on (07) 3403 8888.   

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