Keeping our Library clients connected during COVID-19

UPDATE 12:08 Tuesday 31 March

Waverley Council is focused on supporting the whole community, and particularly vulnerable and at-risk residents, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and maintain social connections and quality of life.

Our Library staff are continuing to provide welfare checks on registered clients of our Home Library Service to ensure they remain connected during this difficult time.

Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos, said these Library clients are being offered e-books and access to online learning.

“I congratulate our Library staff for being there for the community, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, during these difficult and unprecedented times,” Mayor Masselos said.

“Reading is a great comfort and so too is learning a new skill.

“I want to assure the community that the Council is doing everything it can to help community remain connected whilst staying safe.”

Council looks forward to resuming its Home Library Service and other in-person library services once able to do so.

“We have been overwhelmed by residents, precinct groups and businesses offering support for neighbourhood and community support initiatives. We want to make sure people have as much information as possible about making a difference in these challenging times while keeping themselves (and others around them) healthy and well.”

Visit waverley.nsw.gov.au/library/home to find out what online resources are available to you. We have a great selection of online resources including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eFilms and Databases which you can access for free as a part of your library membership. You can also contact the Library via email at library_enquiries@waverley.nsw.gov.au

For more on how Council is supporting the community during COVID-19, visit: https://www.waverley.nsw.gov.au/top_link_pages/news_and_media/council_news/news/corona/supporting_the_community_during_novel_coronavirus_covid-19

For the Council’s latest responses to COVID-19, visit waverley.nsw.gov.au. For the latest Health advice, visit health.nsw.gov.au/coronavirus