Library News:

Glen Eira Libraries are open in accordance with the Victorian government COVID-19 guidelines. All visitors to the Glen Eira Libraries, over 18 years, must show proof that they are fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption. All visitors over 8 years, must wear a face mask. Our Click and Collect service will remain available to customers who are unable to enter the library for any reason. Glen Eira Libraries are closed on Wednesday 26 January for the Australia Day public holiday. For more information and current library hours head to our FAQs page

Library services FAQs

Glen Eira Libraries are open in accordance with the Victorian government COVID-19 guidelines. No bookings are necessary. All visitors to the Glen Eira Libraries, over 18 years, must show proof that they are fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption. Our Click and Collect service will remain available to customers who are unable to enter the library for any reason.

Please see our FAQs below for further information. 



Opening Hours

Caulfield Library, Corner Hawthorn and Glen Eira Roads, Caulfield

  • Monday: 10am-6pm
  • Tuesday - Thursday: 10am-8pm
  • Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday: 1pm-4pm
  • Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Carnegie Library and Community Centre, 7 Shepparson Avenue, Carnegie

  • Monday to Thursday: 10am-9pm
  • Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday: 10am-4pm
  • Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Elsternwick Library, 4 Staniland Grove, Elsternwick

  • Monday - Closed
  • Tuesday to Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday: 10am-1pm
  • Sunday: 12pm-5pm

McKinnon Library Pop Up, 169A McKinnon Road, McKinnon (next to the railway station) - while Bentleigh Library is closed for redevelopment. 

  • Monday to Thursday: 10am-8pm
  • Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday: 10am-4pm             
  • Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Can I enter the library if I am not vaccinated?

In accordance with the current guidelines, all visitors to the Glen Eira Libraries, over 18 years, must show proof that they are fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption.

Do I need to wear a mask in the library?

Masks are required for all visitors to the library ages 8 and up. 

 

Is there a time limit on how long I can be in the library?

There’s no time limit on your stay. 

I don’t know how to access my vaccination certificate or how to provide proof of vaccination?

You can access all this information on the Glen Eira Council website here.

Can I use a public PC?

Yes, you can! 1hr PC bookings are available.  Self-service printing, scanning and copying is available.

Are you still running a Click and Collect Service?

Yes, Our Click and Collect service will continue for our members that aren’t yet able to visit the library.

How do I use the Click and Collect service?

  • Reserve your item/s (up to 10) online (or by phone)
  • Or, contact the library if you would like staff to select titles for you (up to 10)
  • No bookings are required for Click and Collect. Simply visit the branch during opening hours to collect your available reservations.

 

What if I want books for Click and Collect but not a specific title?

Contact the library if you would like staff to select titles for you (up to 10)

When are BabyTimes and StoryTimes starting?

BabyTime and StoryTime events are not available at this time; however head to our Library@Home page to watch pre-recorded sessions with our library team.

How do I reserve items?

To look for a title in our catalogue to reserve, go to Search the catalogue, then place your reservation. You will need to login with your membership number (starting with 23162 or C) and password to reserve items.

If we do not have a book title you are interested in, please make a suggestion here and we will do our best to add it to our collection. 

Please note reservations are held for 10 days.

How long can I have my library items for?

DVDs, Blu-rays, magazines and games – 1 week loan

Books and talking books – 3 week loan

Are the returns chutes open?

Yes, the chutes are open 24 hours a day.

No late fees will be charged.

Will I be charged late fees?

No, late fees will not be charged during this stage. In any case, if you are self-isolating or unable to leave your home because you or a family member is unwell, any late fees you incur will be waived.

Are you still running events?

Yes, we sure are, they're just online! Head to our Events Calendar to check out our live online events coming up! In-house programs will return when possible. BabyTime and StoryTime sessions have been postponed at this time.

Have you got any recorded content like workshops or kids activities available?

Absolutely! Head to Library@Home to see pre-recorded workshops and activities including craft for kids and adults, history research or mindfulness activities, yoga, recipe walk-throughs with cookbook authors, slime making, juggling, journaling and more!

Are the e-waste stations open?

Yes, E-waste stations are open during library opening hours.

How many books and other items can I borrow?

You can borrow up to 40 items per membership (limit of two games) for 21 days. A maximum of ten reservations per membership applies.

DVDs, Blu-Rays, magazines and games (limit of 2 games) – 1 week loan

Books and talking books – 3 week loan

In addition, you can borrow our free e-books, movies, digital magazines, e-audio books and e-newspapers — available online 24/7