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Opening Hours

Kingston Libraries open by appointment only

or Click & Collect your books during opening hours

Please phone 1300 135 668 to make an appointment.

Following recent Victorian Government announcements, we're happy to announce that Kingston Libraries have started to reopen for visits by phone appointment only. A free Click & Collect service is also available. We are not able to accommodate drop-ins at this stage.

To make an appointment, check our opening hours and phone our friendly team on 1300 135 668.

Please note: to ensure the safety of our community and employees, services will resume gradually in a safe, compliant and managed approach.

What can you expect?

  • Open by appointment only - you will have a designated booking time
  • Click & Collect service available
  • Adjusted hours at some libraries
  • Return chutes are open at all branches 
  • Highett and Moorabbin libraries remain closed

Due to the smaller size and limited ability to safely manage compliance around social distancing requirements, Highett and Moorabbin libraries are proposed to remain closed until at least late June/early July.

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

Modified service delivery

Libraries open by 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.

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.

Please stay at home if you:

  • Are feeling unwell
  • Have recently returned from travelling overseas
  • Have recently been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

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.


Kingston Libraries Opening Hours:
Monday 22 June to Sunday 12 July

BRANCH MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
SUN
Chelsea 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 2pm 2pm to 5pm
Cheltenham 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 2pm 2pm to 5pm
Clarinda 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 2pm 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
 
 
 
 
Parkdale 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 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 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm Closed
 
2pm to 5pm
Highett Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Moorabbin Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 
Closed
 

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.

Click & Collect is available at all libraries except for Moorabbin and Highett.

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.


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