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Opening Hours

Kingston Libraries Reopening

We're happy to announce that Kingston Libraries have started to reopen progressively on COVID Normal hours for visits pre-booked by phone appointment only.

Please phone 1300 135 668 to make an appointment.

To meet our COVID Safe Plan, it won't be business as usual just yet. We need to make a few changes to our service delivery to accommodate current physical distancing and gathering limits, and to ensure safe hygiene practices.

What can you expect?

Currently:

From Monday 30 November:

From Monday 4 January 2021:

  • Westall Library will reopen with our COVID Normal hours
  • Visits to libraries will need to be pre-booked by phone appointment only
  • Highett and Moorabbin libraries remain closed

All open branches will offer Click & Collect, computer sessions, photocopier/print service, and Home Library Service. No bookings required for Click & Collect only.

Our return chutes will also be open at all 9 library branches 24/7.

Your safety is our number one priority. As such, operations within the library will be modified and regularly reviewed to comply with State Goverment health requirements.


Modified Service Delivery

Library visits by phone appointment only.

Book your appointment by phoning our team on 1300 135 668.
We request that couples and families limit bookings to one person where possible.
No bookings required for Click & Collect only
.

Appointments are for a maximum of 45 minutes and start on the hour.
Please be on time for your booking, there can be no extensions on appointments.

Book to browse the library or to use a computer.
Please advise at the time of booking so we can cater to your needs.

If you are unwell on the day of your appointment, do not attend.
Please phone us to cancel your session.

Masks must be worn at all times.
You won't be allowed to enter the library without a mask.

Mandatory temperature and symptom check.
Before entry, we will check your temperature and ask a few questions.

Use hand sanitiser...

  • Before entry
  • As you look at items
  • When you exit

Keep 1.5m physical distance at all times.

Follow staff direction at all times.

Leave immediately after your session.

A thorough cleaning will take place at the end of every 45 minute session to prepare libraries for the next set of bookings.

  • Hand sanitiser will be available at all entrances, exits, and the end of book rows
  • No food or drink will be permitted in the library
  • Only cards will be accepted for payments, no cash

We understand that these measures may appear strict, but they are essential to comply with State Government health requirements, ensuring the safety of everyone in the community and preventing the spread of COVID-19.

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding and look forward to seeing you.



What is Click & Collect?

Click & Collect is a free service that allows you to request items from our collections for pickup ahead of time. You can order items using our online catalogue or by calling our team on 1300 135 668.

Once we have received your order:

  • Our team will gather all available items *
  • A notification will be sent to you via email or phone to advise you that your items are ready for collection
  • You will have one week to collect your items

*Any items not currently available on our shelves will be placed on backorder.

If you want to browse the library at the time you collect your books, an appointment must also be made. Please phone us on 1300 135 668 to make a booking. 



General Coronavirus Information

For specific up-to-date information or advice about Coronavirus (COVID-19) visit the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website. Their information is regularly updated and provides specific health and medical advice, including targeted information for:

Information about travel restrictions is on the Smartraveller website.

If you suspect you may have Coronavirus, please call the dedicated DHHS hotline on 1800 675 398.


Our friendly library staff are available to call on 1300 135 668 from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, to answer any questions you might have. You can also submit an enquiry using our Ask a Librarian form.

Kingston Libraries COVID Normal Opening Hours

Monday 9 November to Sunday 29 November

BRANCH MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
SUN
Chelsea 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm Closed
 
Closed
 
Cheltenham 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm Closed
 
Closed
 
Clarinda 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm Closed
 
Closed
 
Dingley Village Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Highett Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Moorabbin Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Parkdale 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm Closed
 
Closed
 
Patterson Lakes Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Westall Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 

Monday 30 November to Sunday 20 December

BRANCH MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
SUN
Chelsea 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 2pm Closed
 
Cheltenham 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 2pm Closed
 
Clarinda 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 2pm Closed
 
Dingley Village 10am to 5pm Closed
 
2pm to 6pm 10am to 1pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 1pm Closed
 
Highett Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Moorabbin Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Parkdale 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 2pm Closed
 
Patterson Lakes 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 2pm to 6pm 10am to 1pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 1pm Closed
 
Westall Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 

Monday 21 December to Sunday 27 December

BRANCH MON
21/12
TUE
22/12
WED
23/12
THU
24/12
FRI
25/12
SAT
26/12
SUN
27/12
Chelsea 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 1pm Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Cheltenham 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 1pm Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Clarinda 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 1pm Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Dingley Village 9am to 12pm Closed
 
2pm to 6pm 10am to 1pm Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Highett Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Moorabbin Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Parkdale 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 1pm Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Patterson Lakes 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 2pm to 6pm 10am to 1pm Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Westall Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 

Monday 28 December to Sunday 3 January

BRANCH MON
28/12
TUE
29/12
WED
30/12
THU
31/12
FRI
1/1
SAT
2/1
SUN
3/1
Chelsea Closed
 
10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm Closed
 
10am to 2pm 2pm to 5pm
Cheltenham Closed
 
10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm Closed
 
10am to 2pm 2pm to 5pm
Clarinda Closed
 
10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm Closed
 
10am to 2pm 2pm to 5pm
Dingley Village Closed
 
Closed
 
2pm to 6pm 10am to 1pm Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Highett Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Moorabbin Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Parkdale Closed
 
10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm Closed
 
10am to 2pm 2pm to 5pm
Patterson Lakes Closed
 
1pm to 5pm 2pm to 6pm 10am to 1pm Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Westall Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 

Monday 4 January to Sunday 10 January

BRANCH MON
4/1
TUE
5/1
WED
6/1
THU
7/1
FRI
8/1
SAT
9/1
SUN
10/1
Chelsea 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 2pm 2pm to 5pm
Cheltenham 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 2pm 2pm to 5pm
Clarinda 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 2pm 2pm to 5pm
Dingley Village 10am to 5pm Closed
 
2pm to 6pm 10am to 1pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 1pm Closed
 
Highett Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Moorabbin Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Parkdale 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 2pm 2pm to 5pm
Patterson Lakes 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 2pm to 6pm 10am to 1pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 1pm Closed
 
Westall 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm Closed
 
2pm to 5pm

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