COVID-19 library arrangements
Some easing of government restrictions has changed local library operations
Burdekin Shire Council plans to re-introduce library services based on Queensland’s State Government roadmap to easing restrictions.
- Home Hill Branch Library will resume its usual opening hours from 1pm next Thursday, 21 May for those wishing to browse its hard copy resources or utilise computer and photocopy services. Strict 10-person limits will be enforced to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 in line with the latest Queensland Health directions. Computer bookings will be reduced to 30 minute and patrons will be expected to spend as little time as possible in the branch.
- Burdekin Library in Ayr will remain closed as work commences on the replacement and installation of a new roof – however the community are still able to take advantage of the new Click, Call and Collect service if they want to pick up books in Ayr, and the new collection point will be the Burdekin Theatre Foyer from Monday 25 May.
Here's how to use our Click, Call & Collect service -
CLICK - log in to our online catalogue using your member barcode and place a hold on any item showing as "Available on shelf" and select Ayr as the pickup location
CALL - phone our friendly staff on 4783 9970 to request items
COLLECT - staff will prepare your loans and arrange a collection time to suit at the Burdein Theatre Foyer.
We also offer simple access to all of our FREE online resources from home.
- Borrowbox | Borrow latest release eBooks and eAudiobooks.
- OverDrive | Borrow latest release eBooks and eAudiobooks.
- Wheelers e-Platform | Borrow eBooks.
- Beamafilm | Access hundreds of the best award-winning documentaries, independent features and festival favourites.
- Kanopy | Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more.
- Animalia | An exciting and engaging interactive computer-based literacy resource based on the well-known children’s book by Graeme Base.
- Lynda.com | The leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.
- National Geographic Virtual Library | The complete archive of the National Geographic Magazine