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Library News: Community Borrower & Visitors FAQs

Helpful Information

When visiting the Library:

  • you need to be fully vaccinated, or have an authorised medial exemption, to enter and access any Library building or study space
  • have your proof of vaccination readily available if asked to provide evidence
  • masks must be carried at all times and worn as per current advice from the Tasmanian government, and
  • maintain 1.5 metre physical distancing

Q. When is the library open?

A. All libraries are open but hours of opening are varied. Please see here for the most current information. Access is during staffed hours Monday - Friday, with appointments required for access to the collections at Carington Smith Library.


Q. What happens if I can't get to a library to return my books due to self isolation?

A. You can renew books via your My Library Account. More information about borrowing is available here


Q. How do I get access to the books I need if I can't get access to the library collections?

A. Access to the collection is now available in all libraries during staffed opening hours and items are able to be requested via the Library catalogue.


Q. Can I access the Special & Rare Collection?

A. Yes, clients need to make an appointment to view and access items held in the Special & Rare Collections during their opening hours.


If you have any other enquires about accessing library collections, spaces, or any general enquires about library services, email: Library.Resources@utas.edu.au