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Opening Hours

Kingston Libraries Reopening

We're excited to announce that Kingston Libraries will be reopening from Monday 8 November, following the recent Victorian Government announcement to ease some restrictions.

From 8 November Cheltenham, Clarinda, Highett, Dingley Village, Westall, Parkdale and Patterson Lakes branches will be open to the public. We will continue to will offer a Click & Collect service. Please check our opening hours below.

In line with the State Government's current restrictions, it's still not business as usual just yet. We've made a few changes to our service delivery.

Chelsea library remains closed for now, with Moorabbin reopening on Monday the 29 November, see normal opening hours below.

From Monday 22 November, children's programs including Storytime will resume. Council will be guided by any State Government announcements. Please always check this page for any last minute announcements or changes.

Summer Hours

From Monday 20 December, Kingston Libraries will be open with Summer Hours, with all branches open and resuming normal hours on Monday 10 January 2022.

All library branches will be closed on Public Holiday Australia Day.

Chelsea Library is currently Temporarily Closed for renovations, it will reopen January 2022, date to be confirmed closer to the date.

What can you expect?

Currently:

  • From Monday 22 November, children's programs including Storytime will resume.

Council will be guided by any State Government announcements. Please always check this page for any last minute announcements or changes.

All open branches will offer Click & Collect, computer sessions, photocopier/print service, and Home Library Service.

Item due dates are no longer being extended automatically. If your items are due back, please return them to any one of our library branches when you are able. There are no charges for any overdue items.

If you would like your borrowed items for longer, you can renew eligible items online, using the Kingston Libraries mobile app, or by calling us on 1300 135 668.

All library return chutes remain open 24/7 for returned items, except Chelsea Library during renovations.

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


Modified Service Delivery

Concierge at all library entrances.
To ensure building capacities are maintained effectively, you will be met by our concierge staff at the library entrance who will direct you.

Entry Requirements

  • Access to our libraries will be in line with the guidelines set out by the Victorian Government.
  • All visitors aged 12 years and 2 months or older and all staff must be fully vaccinated, unless a valid exemption is supplied.
  • As per State Government requirements, to enter you must check in via the QR code using the Service Victoria app, and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or official exemption.
Proof of vaccination in the Service Victoria app, Medicare app, digital wallet or printed copy will be accepted.

If you need assistance with checking using the Service Victoria app or need to print your proof of vaccination certificate, please advise staff, and they will provide assistance.

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

We encourgae you to social distance where possible.

Follow staff direction at all times.

  • 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

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.

Read about City of Kingston's full response to COVID-19



Kingston Libraries Summer Hours from Monday 20 December 2021 to Sunday 9 January 2022

Monday 20 December to Sunday 26 December

BRANCH MON
20/12
TUE
21/12
WED
22/12
THU
23/12
FRI
24/12
SAT
25/12
SUN
26/12
Chelsea
Renovation
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
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 9am to 12pm Closed
 
2pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 2pm to 5pm 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 10am to 5pm 2pm to 5pm 2pm to 5pm 2pm to 5pm 2pm to 5pm Closed
 
Closed
 
Westall 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm Closed
 
Closed
 

Monday 27 December 2021 to Sunday 2 January 2022

BRANCH MON
27/12
TUE
28/12
WED
29/12
THU
30/12
FRI
31/12
SAT
1/1
SUN
2/1
Chelsea
Renovation
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Cheltenham Closed
 
Closed
 
1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm Closed
 
2pm to 5pm
Clarinda Closed
 
Closed
 
1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm Closed
 
2pm to 5pm
Dingley Village Closed
 
Closed
 
2pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 2pm to 5pm Closed
 
Closed
 
Highett Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Moorabbin Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Parkdale Closed
 
Closed
 
1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm Closed
 
2pm to 5pm
Patterson Lakes Closed
 
Closed
 
2pm to 5pm 2pm to 5pm 2pm to 5pm Closed
 
Closed
 
Westall Closed
 
Closed
 
1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm Closed
 
Closed
 

Monday 3 January to Sunday 9 January

BRANCH MON
3/1
TUE
4/1
WED
5/1
THU
6/1
FRI
7/1
SAT
8/1
SUN
9/1
Chelsea
Renovation
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Cheltenham Closed
 
10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 2pm 2pm to 5pm
Clarinda Closed
 
10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 2pm 2pm to 5pm
Dingley Village Closed
 
Closed
 
2pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 2pm to 5pm 10am to 1pm 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 10am to 5pm 10am to 2pm 2pm to 5pm
Patterson Lakes Closed
 
2pm to 5pm 2pm to 5pm 2pm to 5pm 2pm to 5pm 10am to 1pm Closed
 
Westall Closed
 
10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm Closed
 
2pm to 5pm


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, using the Kingston Libraries mobile app, 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

*You will be placed on a waiting list for any items not currently available on our shelves.



Chelsea Library Temporary Closure for Renovations

We're excited to let you know that Chelsea Library is getting a Spring make-over.

Unfortunately that means we need to temporarily close the library while the renovation works are being done. Chelsea Library is currently closed and will reopen with a brand new look in January 2022.

While Chelsea Library is closed your closest library will be Patterson Lakes Library or Parkdale Library for Click and Collect. The return chutes will also be closed at Chelsea, so please return your books to your nearest open library. All items out on loan from Chelsea will have their due dates extended.

For further information please contact Kingston Libraries on 1300 135 668.

We thank you for your understanding and look forward to welcoming you back to Chelsea Library soon.



General Coronavirus Information

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

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.



Online services available

You can still access a wide variety of our library sevices online including:


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.

Normal Hours

BRANCH MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Chelsea Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Cheltenham 10am to 8pm 10am to 8pm 1pm to 8pm 10am to 6pm 10am to 6pm 10am to 2pm 2pm to 5pm
Clarinda 10am to 8pm 10am to 8pm 1pm to 8pm 10am to 6pm 10am to 6pm 10am to 3pm 2pm to 5pm
Dingley Village 9am to 12pm
 
 
 
Closed
 
 
 
 
9am to 12pm
and
2pm to 6pm
9am to 12pm
and
2pm to 6pm
2pm to 6pm
 
 
 
9am to 2pm
 
 
 
Closed
 
 
 
 
Highett 10am to 6pm
 
10am to 6pm
 
Closed
 
10am to 6pm
 
10am to 6pm
 
10am to 1pm
 
Closed
 
Moorabbin* 1pm to 5pm
 
10am to 2pm
 
Closed
 
10am to 2pm
 
1pm to 5pm
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Parkdale 10am to 8pm 10am to 8pm 1pm to 8pm 10am to 6pm 10am to 6pm 10am to 2pm 2pm to 5pm
Patterson Lakes 10am to 5:30pm 2pm to 5:30pm 2pm to 5:30pm 2pm to 5:30pm 2pm to 5:30pm 10am to 1pm Closed
 
Westall 10am to 6pm 10am to 6pm 1pm to 6pm 10am to 6pm 10am to 6pm Closed
 
2pm to 5pm

*Moorabbin reopens on Monday 29 November

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