The Southern Downs Regional Council will roll out a library home delivery service from next week.
A spokeswoman said from Monday 6 April residents can reserve library resources which staff will deliver to their door during the week.
“Making a reservation is easy – items can be reserved via the online catalogue or by phone,” the spokeswoman said.
“Go to Council’s website at www.sdrc.qld.gov.au and follow the links to the Libraries page or contact the Warwick Library on 4661 0342 or the Stanthorpe Library on 4681 2141 directly between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
“The home delivery service is available to current members of Southern Downs Regional Libraries, and staff will confirm the delivery date and location details prior to drop off.
“Due care will be taken to ensure that deliveries are packed in accordance with safe hygiene practices.
“All loans will have a due date of 30 June 2020 or later, however the returns chutes at the libraries are open 24 hours a day should residents wish to return items.
“At this time the home delivery service does not include returns.
“Public access to the libraries has been closed since Thursday 19 March amid COVID-19 health concerns for customers and staff.
“During this time Council has been working on the continuity of its library service within the new and changing circumstances.
“Don’t forget the Southern Downs Libraries also offer an incredible digital library of movies, eMagazines, eComics, eBooks, eLearning and so much more.
“You need to have a library card to access these services and members without cards can phone library staff to facilitate an over-thephone sign-up for access to online services.
“Council will continue to be guided by advice from the Queensland and Federal Governments with decisions regarding the operations of its facilities to keep the community safe.
“Council appreciates the community’s patience and cooperation during these times of change.
“Residents looking for further information regarding changed services or available assistance services can visit Council’s COVID-19 Portal, available on the front page of Council’s website.”