NEWS Posted: Wednesday 20 May 2020
Wednesday 20 May 2020
LIBRARY CLOSURE UPDATE
We know our Richmond Tweed Regional Library members are eager to see us open our doors again, however it’s simply not safe or practical for us to resume normal services yet. While the NSW Government is permitting libraries to reopen on June 1, it’s the responsibility of each local council to determine their own roadmap for the lifting of restrictions across public facilities. Like many organisations and businesses, we are reviewing what it would take to make this possible, and what are the viable options for our library. With high demand for our services we need to take very measured steps. Our priority remains protecting the health and wellbeing of our customers, the wider community and our staff.
In the meantime, Richmond Tweed Regional Library will remain closed to the public. We will continue to provide regular updates as additional services are enabled, so if you haven’t already, please like and follow our Facebook page so you can stay up to date with the latest information.
We know you want to get back into libraries as soon as you can – and we’re working on a plan to ensure we can do so in a safe and carefully managed way, with all the social distancing measures and hygiene protocols in place. We appreciate your understanding.
Friday 15 May 2020
You may have seen that libraries are listed in Phase 1 of the Prime Minister's three step path out of Coronavirus lockdown. The implementation of Phase 1 is now a matter for each state.
So far the NSW Premier has only announced that some businesses or organisations from Phase 1 are able to commence from this Friday 15 May (for example the opening of playgrounds). See: https://www.nsw.gov.au/…/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rul…
At this stage no date has been announced for library reopenings. As soon as we hear anything, we will let you know. In the meantime, visit the home page of this website to learn more about the library's Click and Collect model and other online services.
Monday 27 April 2020
Click and Collect is here!
From 27 April library members can Click and Collect items from the Library’s collections.
Richmond Tweed Regional Library is delighted to be able to offer our members access to the physical collections held in our branches through our Click and Collect service being offered whilst the library branches are closed to the public.
Library members can request books, DVDs, magazines and jigsaw puzzles through the library's online catalogue and then arrange a time with staff to collect their items. Information on accessing the service and how it works can be found on the Library’s website at https://rtrl.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/news/page.asp?p=DOC-ZLB-17-02-63.
Regional Library Manager Jo Carmody said that “libraries are vital services for our communities assisting with education, relaxation and connection to community. Although the library offers an extensive online collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, online programs and more, there has been a gap for those who do not have access to the internet or a suitable device for accessing the online collections”.
Jo said “staff have been busy adapting services and programs to ensure we can still meet the needs and expectations of the community and the health and safety requirements of the current situation and the Click and Collect service was just one of the ways library staff are adapting library services and programs”.
Keep up-to-date with all of the services and programs the Library has to offer on the Library website or Facebook pages.