Library turns ‘new normal’ leaf

Dandenong library officer Natalie in the holds area. 210016_01 Picture: GARY SISSONS


Traditionally, libraries are regarded as quiet places.

At Dandenong Library, which has re-opened under strict Covid-19 restrictions, this is especially the case.

After being shut down for more than two months, the council has gradually re-opened the service for restricted visitor numbers.

Normally, the library’s two storeys had been bustling with students, gamers and browsers.

Now, visits are confined to a small ground-floor area with just 15 minutes to borrow items on-hold.

There are also 30 minute slots for pre-booked personal computer use.

The library is open Monday to Friday, 10.30am-6pm.

Details: or 1300 630 920.


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