Library is closed for now

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, Weddin Shire Council would like to reassure the community that they are closely monitoring the situation.

Therefore, the Council services in the Community Hub such as the Visitor Information Centre, Grenfell Art Gallery, Grenfell Public Library and Grenfell Internet Centre are temporarily CLOSED for face-to-face customer service for two weeks.

The evolving situation will be monitored and assessed in regard to reopening in August.

I will be contactable by telephone and email; however, the Library is now closed for over-the-counter assistance until further notice.

This is a challenging time for us all, we apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience as we work together to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19.

As we did last year during April, and May I will be offering the Click and Collect/Delivery service.

You must already be a library member to access either of these services. Please follow the below instructions on how to access.

Items already on loan and due between July 20 and 31

If you already have items on loan that are due during the shutdown please hang on to them if you would like I am automatically renewing these items. You are welcome to return them in the after hours return chute at the front of the building.

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 only at 12pm and 4pm. Collection will be available for a 15-minute window 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.

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 and indyreads 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.

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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