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Update on COVID-19- The safety of our communities, customers and staff is our top priority. We are continuing to monitor daily developments in response to COVID-19. Find out the latest.

Library reopening under COVIDSafe conditions

Raymond Terrace and Tomaree Library will reopen on Monday 1 June with reduced opening hours and services. Tilligerry Community Library will reopen on Tuesday 9 June. The Mobile Library will remain closed until further notice.

View the current opening hours and available services:

  • From Monday 1 June, our reduced opening hours will be 9am to 1pm and 2 to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
  • It is a NSW Health requirement that customers register their contact details upon entry.
  • A limit of 20 customers are permitted in Raymond Terrace Library at any time. Customers may be required to queue before entry.
  • A maximum of 30 minutes per visit is permitted.
  • Internet computers are available for 30 minutes and bookings are essential.
  • Hand sanitiser is provided at the library entrance.
  • Social distancing of at least 1.5m must be maintained at all times.
  • All programs, activities and events remain suspended until further notice. Online Children’s Storytime and Read and Rhyme will continue.
  • The Homebound Delivery and Call & Collect Service from Raymond Terrace Library will continue. To use Call and Collect, simply phone 4988 0111 from 9am to 1pm and 2 to 5pm, Monday to Friday and tell us what type of items you enjoy. Staff will select, clean and bundle your loan, then call you when it’s ready for collection.
  • Loan periods will continue to be 8 weeks.
  • The After Hours Return Chute will remain open 24 hours 7 days a week.
  • Returned items are quarantined before being checked in. Items may still appear on a customer’s record for up to 3 days after they have been returned.
Tomaree Library
  • From Monday 1 June, our reduced opening hours will be 9am to 1pm and 2 to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
  • It is a NSW Health requirement that customers register their contact details upon entry.
  • A limit of 20 customers are permitted in Tomaree Library at any time. Customers may be required to queue before entry
  • A maximum of 30 minutes per visit is permitted.
  • Internet computers are available for 30 minutes and bookings are essential.
  • Hand sanitiser is provided at the library entrance.
  • Social distancing of at least 1.5m must be maintained at all times.
  • Study rooms are available at Tomaree Library with social distancing measures required.
  • All programs, activities and events remain suspended until further notice. Online Children’s Storytime and Read and Rhyme will continue.
  • The Homebound Delivery and Call & Collect Service from Tomaree Library will continue. To use Call and Collect, simply phone 4988 0670 from 9am to 1pm and 2 to 5pm, Monday to Friday and tell us what type of items you enjoy. Staff will select, clean and bundle your loan, then call you when it’s ready for collection.
  • Loan periods will continue to be 8 weeks.
  • The After Hours Return Chute will remain open 24 hours 7 days a week.
  • Returned items are quarantined before being checked in. Items may still appear on a customer’s record for up to 3 days after they have been returned.
Tomaree Community Centre
  • Tomaree Community Centre will remain closed for bookings until further notice.
  • From Tuesday 9 June, our reduced opening hours will be 10am to 12 midday, Monday to Friday.
  • It is a NSW Health requirement that customers register their contact details upon entry.
  • A limit of 4 customers are permitted in Tilligerry Community Library at any time. Customers may be required to queue before entry.
  • A maximum of 30 minutes per visit is permitted.
  • Internet computers are available for 30 minutes. Technical assistance is available on Thursdays only and bookings are essential.
  • Hand sanitiser is provided at the library entrance.
  • Social distancing of at least 1.5m must be maintained at all times.
  • Returned items are quarantined before being checked in.

The Mobile Library will remain closed until further notice.

You can also access many of our services online. Visit our eLibrary page or download the free Newcastle Libraries app to access adults and kids books, newspapers, magazines, music and movie streaming, online learning and lots more.

If you're not already a library member, you can join online today.

For more information and to keep up to date with latest developments, visit COVID-19 Information and updates or Library Facebook page.