COVID-19 Update

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We are excited to announce that Indigo Shire Library branches will reopen to the community on Monday 19 October.  

Our physical branches have been closed since 6 August due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. 

The health and wellbeing being of the community and our staff will remain at the forefront of our planning and operations.  COVIDSafe operating hours, strict hygiene measures and social distancing rules will be in place. There will also be time limits on public access computers and limits on the amount of people in the branches.  We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation as we all adapt to these new ways of operating.

The Book Valet service including click and collect and home delivery will continue to operate and we encourage you to use these services rather than browse the books in the branch.

In-person events, including author talks and children’s Story Time sessions, remain suspended until further notice.


More information is below:

Opening Hours:

Beechworth Library and Customer Service

Monday - Friday – 9am – 4:30pm

Saturday – 9.30am-12pm


Yackandandah Library and Customer Service

Monday  - Friday – 9am – 4:30pm

Saturday – 9.30am-12pm


Rutherglen Library and Customer Service

Tuesday –  Friday - 9am – 4.30pm

Saturday – 9.30am-12pm


Chiltern Library

Wednesday – 9am – 4.30pm

Friday - 9am – 4.30pm

Saturday – 9.30am-12pm


The following measures are in place:

  • Maximum number of visitors in the buildings as per government guidelines. These limits are:


    • Beechworth – 10 people


    • Yackandandah – 8 people


    • Rutherglen -6 people


    • Chiltern -5


  • Hand sanitisation stations for customers and staff


  • Procedures to encourage social distancing between staff and visitors


  • Instructional signage, line up markings


  • 30 minute time limits for use of public access computers


  • Public access computers will only be available between the hours of 9am – 3pm


  • If you are in the building for more than 15 minutes you will need to register your details


    If you visit the Library, we ask you to:


  • Be kind


  • Use the returns chutes for books


  • BYO and pack your own library bags


  • Adhere to social distancing measures


  • Stay home if you are unwell


  • Keep your visit to under 10 minutes


We thank you for your continued understanding, patience and support as we reopen and resume services. 

For further information on COVID-19 and how to best manage your risks, please visit the Department of Health & Human Services website.