COVID-19 Information

All branches of the Bundaberg Regional Libraries are currently open. Following are some guidelines to the services Libraries can and cannot offer. Library staff are available to answer enquiries via phone, email and Facebook.

Opening hours
Bundaberg
• Monday – Friday: 9.30am to 5.00pm
• Saturday: 9.00am to 1.00pm

Childers
• Monday – Friday: 9.00am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5.00pm
• Saturday: 9.00am – 12.00pm

Gin Gin
• Monday – Friday 8.15am to 4.45pm
• Saturday: 9.00am – 11.30am

Woodgate
• Wednesday: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Number of people permitted in the libraries at one time
• Bundaberg: 450 people
• Childers: 65 people
• Gin Gin: 65 people
• Woodgate: 5 people

Entry requirements (contact tracing)
Government regulations require us to collect contact details from library patrons upon entry. Patrons will be asked to fill in a form with their contact details and place it in the box provided.

Patrons are to ensure:
• They maintain the required social distance (1.5 metres)
• They wash hands or use hand sanitiser on their entry to and exit from the library
• They do not enter the library if they feel unwell
• They take care not to touch items unnecessarily

Loan limits, loan periods, reservations
All loan limits and loan periods are now as per normal business.

Wifi / Computer / Printing / Photocopying access
Available. Use of library computers requires a booking.

Public programs
Some public programs have recommenced, with some changes. Attendance will be by booking only. Further information will be made available via the Library’s Facebook page.

Programs recommencing:

Programs remaining unavailable until further notice include, but are not limited to:

  • After school clubs (robotics, Lego, board games)
  • Chess (online only)
  • Code Club (online only)
  • Writing Fridays
  • Yarning Meet Up
  • Group meet ups using library spaces eg. meeting rooms and common areas

Inter Library Loan and purchase requests
Available. Inter Library Loans are subject to limited availability.

Microfilm reader
Available for booking.

Newspapers
Hardcopy newspapers are available for use within the libraries.

Justice of the Peace service
Available.

Friends of the Library Service
Available. Please contact your FOL volunteer or the Bundaberg Library on 4130 4133.

Online resources
The Library’s digital resources remain available to library members. These resources include eBooks and eAudiobooks, movie and music services, magazines, and more.

How do I stay informed about the libraries?
Check this webpage and follow us on Facebook.