Changes to services and opening hours
Kiama and Gerringong libraries are open and operating with Library Express, in accordance with current health orders.
The Kiama Family History Centre is re-opening from Thursday 4 March 2021, with reduced hours (Thursdays and Fridays 9.30am - 3.30pm, and Saturdays 9.30am - 2.00pm). Bookings essential, ph 02 4233 1133.
If you'd prefer to continue social distancing by staying at home, our eLibrary is always open, and you can return items after-hours through our 24/7 external return chutes.
Service NSW app
At Kiama and Gerringong libraries and the Kiama Family History Centre we are using the Service NSW app for you to register your visit. We recommend you download the app before visiting.
A paper-based sign-in option is available if you're unable to use the app.
The health and wellbeing of our customers and staff is our priority, and Library Express allows us to offer a safe service that meets social distancing and hygiene guidelines. While there are some restrictions on our regular services, we are also pleased to launch some exciting innovations, such as our new library app and self-check options to help make your experience safer and easier.
What does Library Express look like?
• Family History Centre open Thursdays and Fridays 9.30am - 3.30pm, and Saturdays 9.30am - 2.00pm - bookings essential (ph 02 4233 1133)
• Kiama Library now closes 7pm Tuesday and Thursday nights until further notice
• Maximum 100 customers in the library
• 1.5 metre social distancing
• Five public computers available for 30-minute sessions (renewals available depending on demand).
• Self-check options – download our new Kiama Library App for a contact-free checkout with your own device, or use our new self-check station
• Cashless transactions preferred
• Most events and programs have now resumed - check our What's On schedule
• Study and works spaces available
• Daily newspapers now available
COVID-19 safety plan
A Kiama and Gerringong libraries COVID-19 safety plan has been developed, based on NSW Government guidelines, to help create a safe environment for library customers and staff.
The Kiama Family History Centre COVID-19 safety plan can be viewed here.
Please sign in and use sanitiser on entering the library, and sanitising wipes to clean computer equipment before use. And please stay at home if you are unwell.
Your library @ home
Our Home Library service is available for the house-bound, and we encourage you to make use of our fantastic eLibrary, including eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines.
We've created a Your Library @ Home page with great ways to help you find your next great read, delve into the past, and stay inspired and connected while you're at home.
Check out our Kids Library page for some great resources and activities for the kids, too.
Looking for some work-from-home volunteer opportunities? We need your help with Kiama Stories, our new oral history project.
While the Family History Centre is operating with reduced hours, you can access Ancestry.com from home - why not get started on your family tree?
Need help joining the library or setting up eBooks? Contact us via email or phone during opening hours.
Stay up to date
Stay up to date regarding COVID-19 by referring to NSW Health, and Kiama Council for local information and other useful links. Information resources are also available from NSW Health in community languages.
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