The Lerderderg Library has re-opened for in-person browsing but with a new limit of 20 people at a time for a maximum of half an hour.

In Ballan the limit is three people over 20-minutes.

Moorabool’s mobile library van is limited to one person at a time.

The scaled-down numbers are in line with a State Government COVID19 announcement at the weekend. The Lerderderg library was originally re-opening with a limit of 30-people.

The Main St Bacchus Marsh building flung open the doors at 8.30am this morning (Monday 22 June) while the Ballan collection at the Inglis St Mechanics Hall is due to re-open from 1pm.

A Moorabool spokesperson said computer and wifi bookings were available at Bacchus Marsh.  Both have a strict 30-minute time limit per person. The printing service is also open.

Borrowed items must be returned via external chutes and will be quarantined for 72-hours before returning to shelves.

To borrow an item at Bacchus Marsh, locals will be asked to use the self-checkout station.

Seating is not available at either library – and at Bacchus Marsh, meeting rooms and the Council payment service will not be opening.

The Lerderderg Library is open 6-days a week from 8.30am weekdays and 9am Saturdays.

The Ballan Library is open Mondays 1-5pm, Wednesdays 9.30am-1pm, Fridays 9.30am-5pm and Saturdays 9.30am-1pm.

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