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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update – library closure

March 17th, 2020

Casey Cardinia Libraries provide a vital community service, but our priority is the safety of people in our libraries. 

After careful consideration of the risks presented by the COVID-19 virus, we have decided to close all Casey Cardinia Libraries to the public from (and inclusive of) Thursday 19 March 2020, until further notice 

This also means all library programs, events and outreach and programs will also remain suspended. 

At this stage there are no reported or suspected cases of COVID – 19 amongst library staff. We understand that exercising caution is the best course of action. 

Chris Buckingham, CEO Casey Cardinia Libraries said: ‘Libraries are places that celebrate kindness and generosity. It was not an easy decision to close our branch network, but the welfare of people in our community is our first priority.’ 

We are working on ways that we can help people can still access our services, please remember: 

  • We DON’T charge overdue fines and we offer automatic renewals, hang onto your books you will not be penalised 
  • Please hang onto your items, you do not need to return them, all items will be extended on your behalf until Tuesday 30 June 2020 
  • Holds are being offered on an ad hoc basis, please contact your local library to find out more. Rest assured we will help where we can. Find your favorite library’s phone number here: https://www.cclc.vic.gov.au/branches/ 
  • The Digital Libraryis open 24/7, you can download books, stream music and much more 
  • Casey Cardinia Libraries App is open 24/7 and all accessible at your fingertips, download it now  

We are working on innovative ways to support you (our wonderful community) over the coming weeks and months – we will keep you in the loop as things progress.  
   
You can keep up to date with Casey Cardinia Library updates by visiting this website and accessing our social media channels.  

We thank you for your understanding.