But while the doors have been shut, the Library has never really been closed.
In fact, while the doors were closed a record number of new members joined the Library. At the same time, the State Library instituted a range of new services.
New initiatives included:
In line with Government advice, the Library will initially welcome 20 clients at a time for one hour at a time.
The State Library has a comprehensive COVID Safety Plan in place to ensure client safety, including the cleaning of computer keyboards after every use.
Books used and returned will be quarantined for 24 hours before they are made available again.
Read the full media statement.