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COVID-19 Library Update & Support: Home

This guide is designed to support students while studying, taking in consideration changes due to COVID-19

The Library at South West TAFE will continue to support students in every way possible during this time. Please check back to this page for future updates.

Tuesday 22/09/20 UPDATE:

The Library continues to be closed to students and the public. All items currently on loan from the library have been automatically extended until:

  • 5th of October- Laptops
  • 12th of October- Books

Laptops: If you have returned to on-campus classes OR no longer require a laptop, please return it to the Skills and Jobs Centre (Warrnambool). 

Library Returns Box: If you no longer require books/dvds, the exterior library returns box on the Warrnambool Campus is checked regularly. Please feel free to return your books/dvds here or at the Skills and Jobs Centre.

See tab on "Services Impacted" for more information on loaning. Contact us via Libchat if you have any questions about your loans.

Wednesday 25/03/20 UPDATE:

The Library will be closed to students and the public after 5 pm, Wednesday 25th of March. All library materials currently on loan will be automatically extended until 30th of April. If you have any questions regarding your library loans, please contact library staff via LIVE chat or email us at

Monday 23/03/20 UPDATE:

Physical Distancing:

Maintaining physical distance within the library is an important way to help us remain safe. We ask that all students adhere to the distancing standards in place. Everyone must maintain 1.5 m distance from one another in the library.

Hygiene Precautions:

Please utilise the hand sanitiser within the library, especially before and after using library computers. 

To adjust your behaviour, act as if you were actually sick (even if you are not) i.e. be mindful of handwashing, coughing, sneezing, etc. This simple change in behaviour will greatly assist in diminishing potential spread. The Department of Health recommends the following steps to reduce your exposure and chances of getting ill with COVID-19.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water (for at least 20 seconds), especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitiser that contains at least 60 per cent alcohol.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.

  • Clean and disinfect high touch surfaces regularly.

  • Stay home if you are sick and don’t expose others.

  • Get vaccinated for flu (influenza) when available in April. It is not yet known whether COVID-19 could significantly increase the risks of influenza infection.

  • Stop shaking hands as a greeting.

Need Help? Ask us!



Library Services Coordinator

​Information Librarian

Manager of Student Services

Email us at

03 5564 8956 | |
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