Council closes all public libraries

23 March, 2020Posted in: Community
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As a precaution to slow the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, Wingecarribee Shire Council will temporarily close its public libraries to the community as of Tuesday 24 March 2020.

The closure affects Council’s Bowral and Mittagong public libraries and the ROADS Mobile Library service.

This is effective as of Tuesday 24 March and will remain in force until further notice.

This decision follows the Federal Government’s new crowd restrictions limiting the number of people in enclosed spaces.

Books due to be returned should be held at home until normal operations resume.  No fines or fees will be incurred.

Staff of Wingecarribee Shire Council’s libraries thank patrons in advance for their understanding and cooperation and apologise for the temporary inconvenience.

Users are reminded of Council’s range of electronic e-books and e-audiobooks available via its BorrowBox service.  The BorrowBox app is free and available from the App Store and Google Play or from a link on the library website.

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For further information and advice on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert visit the

Australian Government Department of Health and NSW Health websites.