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Walkerville Library COVID-19 Step 3 restrictions

From 6 July 2020

Due to COVID-19 Step 3 easing of restrictions, in addition to the library’s standard Conditions of Entry as displayed on our website, the following temporary entry conditions currently apply.

TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:

  • Opening hours will be temporarily limited to 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
  • On arrival library visitors must attend the Concierge Counter for further instructions.
  • Sanitiser provided must be used prior to entering the library.
  • 1.5 metre social distancing needs to be practiced.
  • A two-hour time limit in the library applies based on SA Pol and SA Health recommendations.
  • Limited public PC’s are available to book onsite for short periods, along with printing, copying and scanning facilities.
  • We ask that contactless (card) payments are made wherever possible.
  • Do not attend Walkerville Civic and Community Centre if you or anyone in your group has any symptoms of cold or flu.

By entering the Walkerville Library you accept the above Conditions of Entry and any person failing to observe these requirements may be asked to leave.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, together we can stop the spread.

Remember our library has many fantastic services available online, which you can access below and here: www.walkerville.sa.gov.au/community/digital-walkerville

For more information about how we are responding to COVID-19, please go to: www.walkerville.sa.gov.au/community/latest-news/covid-19


Don't forget that Walkerville Library is always open online!

SA Public Libraries

Although the doors are opening shortly, our online library is always available. We are continuing to keep you connected virtually during this time, especially for those in our vulnerable community who are concerned about hygiene and social distancing.

The following online options are available to access FREE with a South Australian library membership:

Libraries SA OneCard app

You can access many of the following online resources directly from the Libraries SA app along with searching the library catalogue and scanning any book, DVD or CD barcode to see if it is available in our libraries, plus much, much more!

To access, install the Libraries SA app for Apple or Android.

Digital Magazines & Newspapers

PressReader provides premium content without ads or paywalls or incomplete story snippets, from multiple sources around the world, brought to life in one simple location.

With over 7,000 publications from more than 100 countries in 60+ languages, PressReader is the leading digital newspaper and magazine provider for premium content.  Explore titles such as Better Homes & Gardens, Gardening Australia, The Guardian, Vogue Australia, Women’s Weekly, Australian Men’s Health & much more from all over the world!

To access, install the PressReader app for Apple, Android or Windows.

On the login page choose “library and Groups”, search for South Australia, search “OneCard”; select “Library – South Australia Public Library Network” and login with your library card number and PIN.

eBooks & Audiobooks

The Libby app allows you to borrow a massive range of OverDrive eBook and Audiobook titles.  Titles include classics, new releases, non-fiction and bestsellers for all ages. Borrow anytime and enjoy automatic returns with no late fees.

To access, install the Libby app for Apple, Android or Windows.

Please note: Due to licensing, this service is not compatible with Kindle e-Readers.

Online Learning

Thousands of lynda.com video training courses for animation, music, business, design, IT, photography, using the web and more are available at home.

To access, install the Lynda app for Apple, Android or Windows.

Libraries SA is also listing a range of South Australian public library virtual children’s pre-school programs on their Libraries SA YouTube channel for everyone to access and enjoy.

Family History

Ancestry.com Library Edition provides access to an extensive range of genealogical resources from the United States and United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records.  It also provides some Australian coverage.

Whilst access is usually only available using the computers within the library, for a limited time until 30 April 2020 you can access this service remotely.

To access on your smartphone, tablet or PC click here; log in with your library card number and PIN; then select “Ancestry Library” from the list.

We thank our supplier for making remote access possible as libraries manage the impact of COVID-19.

English Language Training

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s proven English language test. Road to IELTS is a self-study IELTS preparation course produced by the British Council to help candidates prepare for the IELTS exam.  It provides access to free online self-study materials to support IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic test preparations.

To access on your smartphone, tablet or PC click here

Digital Library Membership

If you don’t have a library membership and would like to access the above online resources, use the online digital membership sign-up form here.

If you need to reset your PIN and/or recover your barcode or username click here

Tech Help Sessions

If you would like some assistance with your iPad, Laptop or tablet, you can book a free Tech Tuesday session. Call the Library on 8342 7150 or email library@walkerville.sa.gov.au

Public PCs

Walkerville Library has 5 public Internet computers, 3 x one hour and 2 x 15-minute express for your convenience as well as free WiFi.

Further Information

For further information visit Libraries SA website digital page or call our friendly library staff on 8342 7150 during business hours.