Library Services Update as of 6 April

During these unusual circumstances we need to be resilient and think outside the box.

To protect the health and safety of our community Weddin Shire Council are taking measures to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 by minimising face-to-face contact. The safety of our aged community remains at the forefront of our decision-making process and it is necessary for us to make some changes to the services of the Grenfell Public Library.

With the rules around business & services operation changes so rapidly – we encourage you to keep an eye on our Facebook page and the Grenfell Record where any future changes will be advertised. The Library is currently closed for face-to-face contact until further notice; however, we are currently offering the following services:

Click and Collect/Delivery service

To allow you to continue borrowing please follow the below

  • Access library website
  • Select catalogue
  • Select Member Services
  • Log In using User ID B0….. from your library membership card and your password which is your birthday (ddmmyy)
  • Search catalogue
  • Click on title
  • Click on Reserve title
  • Click on Proceed
  • This item will then appear on a list for the library staff

At this stage the toy collection is not available.

Library Staff will notify you when your item(s) will be available for collection. At this point you will have an option of either collecting from the front of the Community Hub building or a house delivery.

For those outside the town limits you can ring the library for stock to be put aside and pick up from the front of the Community Hub building.

Collection will be available Tuesday – Friday between 10am and 5pm only.

House Delivery Service

This service will be offered only to those who live within the town limits, please see the above Click and collect/delivery service instructions.

The town will be divided into two just like our garbage collection. You will be notified when your delivery will take place. Deliveries will commence the week of Monday 13 April.

If you do not have internet access, please contact the library on 6343 1334 and we can organise a delivery for you.

Delivery instructions

Delivery will entail you leaving your returns in a bag on your front step and the library staff member will swap over the bag for a new one with stock. We will not knock on the door.

Online resources are available

As part of your membership you have free access to BorrowBox for eAudiobooks and eBooks. This gives you a limit of 4 titles of each eAudio and eBooks at one time. You will need your membership number and date of birth (ddmmyy) to log into the free app. This is the same as logging into the library catalogue. There are titles for everyone.

Story Box is free as part of your membership as well. Story Box Library provides a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of everyday storytellers – actors, comedians, sports people, musicians, artists, authors, children – with varying accents and from different cultures, each sharing past and present book titles. The result is meaningful, entertaining readings that focus on both teller and tale. This is a streaming service so there are no limits to the number of titles you can listen to. You will be asked for your membership number only. No password required.

For school projects you have access to several online resources including the State and National Libraries plus World Book Encyclopaedia via the Grenfell Library website. These are all free of charge and can be used from home.

Family historians who would like access to inhouse resources please send an email to [email protected] and you will be provided access. This access will not be provided over the phone.

Current loans

The afterhours return chute is still open and accepting returns. This will be emptied daily and processed. Please do not stress about due dates and overdue fines during this time.

Contact details

If you need to contact the library, please check our Facebook page or website for any updates. The Library phone is 6343 1334 if you do not have access to the internet.

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