Libraries open across shire


MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire libraries at Mornington, Rosebud, Somerville and Hastings are open but with controls on numbers allowed inside after COVID-19 restrictions were eased on Monday (22 June).

Libraries will continue to run at reduced hours until 4 July when hours are expected to return to normal. All public programs, including Storytime, will continue online “for the time being”.

Safety measures are in place with a concierge at the door to track numbers and to record visitors’ details. Hand sanitiser will be available and extra cleaning of all high-touch surfaces, computers and self-serve checkouts, will be done.

The Mobile Library will not resume due to physical distancing requirements.

The Outreach Vehicle library service will continue to run Thursdays and Fridays.

Hastings, Mornington, Rosebud and Somerville libraries will open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Normal opening hours resume Saturday 4 July.

Computers are available for 60-minute bookings and return chutes are open 24/7. The Library cafe at Mornington will sell take away.


Call the libraries at Hastings, 5950 1710; Mornington, 5950 1820; Rosebud, 5950 1230; and Somerville, 5978 0834.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 23 June 2020


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