Whitehorse Manningham Libraries is pleased to announce that the Warrandyte Open Library now offers self-service hours as of August 2023.
Authorised library members will be able to enjoy the library's resources and facilities during these extended periods, best suited to their needs.
With the introduction of Open Library self-service hours, Warrandyte Library will be accessible seven days a week, 8.00am to 10.00pm, with no changes to regular staffed hours.
Whitehorse Manningham Libraries CEO Sally Both said, “This new model will be a first for the library service and complement the existing services delivered at Warrandyte Library”.
Manningham Mayor, Deirdre Diamante added, “We understand that our members have busy schedule so we want to make sure the library is accessible and convenient for everyone”.
To qualify for access to the Open Library, members of Warrandyte Library are required to attend an induction session. How to access the services, safety measures in place, and guidelines on acceptable use will be covered at the session.
Services available during self-service hours will include:
- access to borrowing library collections
- public computers
- study spaces.
Contact the library during regular staffed hours to book a simple induction session.
Whitehorse Manningham Libraries encourages all members to take advantage of the Open Library self-service hours. The extended self-service hours will provide more opportunities for members to visit the library, engage with its resources and connect with their community.
This initiative is funded by a State Government of Victoria Living Libraries Infrastructure Program grant with matched funding from Manningham Council.
An official launch event is planned on Friday 26 August, 10:00am to 11:00am at Warrandyte Library, 168-178 Yarra St, Warrandyte VIC 3113.