Northern Sydney TAFE Libraries:Library services during COVID-19

Masks are a condition of entry at TAFE NSW Greater Sydney Libraries

Drawing of a person wearing a maskMasks are now required* to be worn in all Greater Sydney TAFE NSW Libraries as a condition of entry. This includes the following Northern Sydney Libraries:

           Hornsby, Meadowbank, Northern Beaches, Ryde and St Leonards

*with the exception of circumstances outlined by NSW Health for not wearing a mask.

Library spaces are open!


Library spaces are open during vacation from 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday. For the health and safety of everyone during the COVID-19 restrictions, library access is for current students and staff only. Numbers of visitors are restricted and social distancing measures are in place. The 4sqm rule applies to all TAFE NSW Libraries.

Please note that:

  • All students and staff are required to register their visit on the campus using the QR check-in form.
  • the Library is not open to members of the public.
  • Some services may be reduced or not available.
  • The collection is now open and you can browse the shelves.
  • Bookings for computers are essential. Most campuses are also providing extra computers on site and after hours. The library can give you the details.
  • The library cannot provide headphones due to hygiene requirements. If you need to listen whilst on the computers, including joining a connected classroom, you must provide your own headphones to help reduce noise for other users.


Access to computers on campus

Computers available

Whilst the number of computers available in libraries has been reduced due to space capacity and social distancing measures, most campuses are providing access to extra computer facilities outside of the library, including some evening hours.

  • Call ahead to your local library for information on booking processes and the location and availability of computers both in the library and on campus.
  • Bring your own headsets. Libraries are unable to lend headsets during this time.
  • Note that most computers both in the library and on campus will not have camera access at this time.

Help with technology

Whilst library staff are happy to assist where they can during library opening hours, please note that social distancing measures may mean they are not able to provide the level of help you require. Further help:

Chat to a librarian

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COVID-19 updates

You can follow updates on TAFE NSW and the COVID-19 response on the link below.