COVID-19 Update

Given the unfolding situation relating to COVID-19 in Australia and across the world, here at the City of Charles Sturt we want to be proactive and clear about how we can stay healthy and are making changes to the way we do things. We will continue to provide updates to the services and events that are impacted along with the latest information and recommendations from WHO, SA Health and the Government.

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Library

Updated Friday 31 July

All libraries are open, and will continue to operate under a different service delivery in accordance with the next stage of the State's Road Recovery Map. This means:

  • The Mobile Library is back on the road, but as a new and improved service (and vehicle!) Please visit our Mobile Library page for more information.
  • There is no limit on how many visitors are allowed in each of our libraries at any time, and we are no longer required to record visitor details.
  • Social distancing of 1.5 metres and safe hygiene practices are still strongly encouraged.
  • Browsing and borrowing services are available, with our call and collect service continuing for those wanting a contactless service.
  • Public Wi-Fi access is available.
  • Limited PC access is available for either 30 minute express or 120 minute sessions. However, we ask you to remain patient with us as we have been transitioning over to a new system, and there are understandably some teething issues that we are working through. Please call us on 8408 1333 prior to your visit to check if any PCs are available, but we are unable to take bookings at this stage.
  • Photocopying, printing and wireless printing services are available but only by EFTPOS transactions on our Monitor system.
  • Council payments and other payments such as honey sales are available.
  • Cash payments are now accepted (excluding for council payments such as rates, dog registration/renewals and infringements)
  • Late nights at all branches remain temporarily suspended until full services resume.
  • Online events are continuing and some face to face events have resumed. Please visit our Events page or our calendar for more information.

Please note, the following services will not return until further restrictions are lifted.

  • Meeting Rooms
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Study space
  • Newspapers
  • Free Bike Hire

For further information on what this means, please visit our COVID-19 page for the latest updates and FAQs to this unfolding situation

Updated Friday 31 July

Last year we undertook urgent restoration work on the roofing in our Children's area. That has been completed and the area is looking fantastic, but it is now necessary for us to extend that restoration work onto the rest of the library.

As this area includes our entrance and main collections as well as our meeting and staff spaces, we have made the decision to move our library service into the adjacent Henley Town Hall until the work has been completed.

Work is expected to commence in late August, and to allow us the time needed to relocate we will also be closing our doors for just under two weeks during this time. We are endeavouring to move our entire collection and investigating ways in which we can continue offering our technology, so as you can understand, there will be much work to be done before we are up and operational in the new pop-up space.

We don't have an expected completion date at this stage, but once the work has been assessed further we will keep you updated on here and via our Facebook page.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Our doors are open, but we're continuing our Call and Collect service for those more comfortable with a contactless service.

Connect, discover, inspire

Our libraries help you connect with the community, lead you on the path to discover new things, and to provide ways to inspire you.

From the city to the sea, we have 5 libraries across the Charles Sturt Council area: Civic (Woodville), Findon, Henley Beach, Hindmarsh and West Lakes, as well as a Mobile Library and Home Library Service.

Attend one of our many free events for children, adults, or digital literacy for those wanting to learn more about technology.

Our large collection includes an extensive Languages Other than English (LOTE) collection, 24/7 access to a digital library, and access to the OneCard network with over 3 million items.

Contact our libraries

We have 5 libraries in the City of Charles Sturt. You can contact them all with these contact details, or select a library below for more information.

8408 1333

library@charlessturt.sa.gov.au

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Our Civic, Henley Beach and Hindmarsh Libraries all have honey available for sale? Sourced from local hives by the hardworking Adelaide Bee Sanctuary, this honey is preservative free and all proceeds go straight back to what's important … the bees.