Thursday, 26 November 2020

Visiting Procedures in November and December

 The Carmelite Library

Visiting Procedures


In November and December, the Library is open each week on Wednesday and Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. The Library closes for the summer break on Friday the 11th of December at 5 pm.




There are two forms of circulation:

1.    Browse and Borrow circulation. Visit and loan out items following the procedures below.

2.    Request and Collect circulation. Email your requests to and collect the items at the side door during opening hours.


Entry to the Library


In keeping with practice across Melbourne, the Library limits the number of visitors at any one time. 10 is the maximum capacity at all times; this total includes staff and visitors. Entrance is via the side door of the Library, not the main entrance. For now, this is the only entrance point to the Library.

By entering you agree to:

  • Treat staff and other visitors with respect at all times.
  • Limit your visit to 30 minutes.
  • Sanitise your hands.
  • Write your name and phone number or other contact. details before entry, for the purpose of possible contact tracing.
  • Wear a well-fitted face mask, ensuring both your nose and mouth are fully covered.
  • Keep a distance of 1.5m from other patrons whenever possible.
  • Receive service at the counter only.

You will not be permitted to enter if:

  • You are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, i.e. sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever.
  • You have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • You are awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19.
  • The library has reached the maximum capacity number of 10. We ask that you please wait patiently until you are allowed to enter.
  • You are not wearing a mask (unless you have a lawful excuse to not wear one).

Book Returns

Books are returned in the Returns Box in the foyer of the side entrance, or on the designated table in the Library itself. Returned books are quarantined for three days. There is no urgency to return existing loans, though it is asked that they be returned before Christmas.


Use of the Library Space


The Library is not currently available for study. Visitors are asked to limit visits to 20 minutes for browsing, borrowing and enquiries only. No booking is required to visit the Library.

Please be patient as we welcome people back into the Carmelite Library space. You may experience wait times as the staff manage the new ways in which we must operate.

Thursday, 12 November 2020

The Carmelite Library re-opens on Wednesday the 18th of November

 The Carmelite Library re-opens on Wednesday the 18th of November. The new hours are Wednesday 9 am-5 pm and Friday 9 am-5 pm.