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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

Wednesday 28/07/21 UPDATE:

The Library has now re-opened and has resumed normal hours of operation. Please adhere to COVID-safe restrictions as directed in the library:

  • Sign in via QR Code (one sign on per campus)
  • Wear a mask at all times
  • Sanitise the area you occupy in the library after each use (recommend sanitising before use for your own protection)

Wednesday 21/07/21 UPDATE:

As a result of the recent announcement of a 7 day extension to lockdown, the library will remain closed with plans to re-open Wednesday, the 28th of July. 
Libchat will be available during the shutdown to continue to support students and staff virtually. 

Your library loans will be automatically renewed, so please hold onto your items until we re-open.

COVID-safe Library

The Warrnambool campus library collection is available for SWTAFE students and staff Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm.

The Library is closed to the general public until further notice.

We ask that every visitor in the library sign in at the Library desk and follow all COVID-safe measures outlined below and displayed with signage throughout the library.

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.

COVID-related Books in the Collection

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Library Services Coordinator

​Information Librarian

Manager of Student Services

Email us at

03 5564 8956 | |
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