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The SAG Library re-opened following the NSW Health COVID-19 lockdown on Tuesday 26 October 2021. Staff and our wonderful volunteers are back and ready to help you. However, some NSW Health COVID-19 rules remain in place for the SAG Library at 2/379 Kent Street, Sydney.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our volunteers, staff and visitors are our priority and we will be adhering to the NSW Public Health Orders at all times. We appreciate your patience as we slowly transition to be a fully functioning Library.

Visiting the Library

Until 16 December 2021, the Library will be open:  Tuesdays, Thursdays and the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month with sessions from 10.00 - 12.30pm and 1.00 pm - 3.30pm. The Library will close at 3.30pm

Bookings must be made to visit the Library. Session booking allows us to manage our capacity and undertake a full clean between each session. All staff, volunteers and visitors must comply with all current Public Health Orders issued by NSW Health.

Important information:

Before you attend the Library:

  • Bookings are required for every visitor to the Library and are subject to availability. There are two research sessions each day, 10.00am - 12.30pm and 1.00 pm – 3.30pm with a limited number of seats for each session. The Library will close at 3.30pm.
  • By booking a research session, you agree to abide by all the conditions of entry below.
  • You may book for both sessions to spend a ‘full day’ at the Library, but you must leave the premises between 12.30pm – 1.00pm so the Library can be cleaned between sessions.

Conditions of Entry:

  • Agree to abide by all current NSW Health Public Health Orders.
  • All staff, volunteers and visitors (aged 16 and over) will be required to be fully vaccinated (unless medically exempt) before they can visit the Library. All staff, volunteers and visitors will be required to present their digital or printed vaccination certificate upon arrival (or show proof of their medical exemption).
  • On entry to the Library, you are required to scan our QR code with your Service NSW app, check in with the Service NSW app and your temperature will be taken. If you cannot scan the QR code, in accordance with the NSW Public Health Order, you must provide your details (including name and phone number) for the purposes of contact tracing which will be recorded via an alternate electronic method.
  • Contact information from your session booking may be used up to 28 days after your visit for tracing purposes should exposure to COVID-19 in the Library be reported.
  • Social distancing will still be required in the Library (1 person per 4m2 rule) and this includes the kitchen and locker area. Only staff and volunteers will be permitted to use the kitchen at the present time.
  • Physical distancing of 1.5m between staff, volunteers and visitors to be maintained wherever possible.
  • Face masks are required to be worn over the nose and mouth by all staff, volunteers, members and visitors at all time whilst in the Library as mandated by the current Public Health Orders.
  • Hand sanitiser is available and we encourage you to clean your hands regularly whilst in the Library
  • If exhibiting flu like symptoms or feeling unwell, staff, volunteers and visitors will be asked to visit us another time and considering being tested for COVID-19.

Accessibility Information:

  • Our Library is at 2/379 Kent Street Sydney. This is on the western side of Kent Street between King & Market Streets, and slightly closer to Town Hall than Wynyard railway station. The nearest commercial car park is a few doors along at 383 Kent Street and it offers reasonable weekend and early-bird rates, especially if pre-booked. There is a cycle way along this part of Kent Street and street parking is extremely limited.
  • The Library building has two lifts and is equipped with accessible toilet facilities.
  • If you prefer not to use the lift, you can reach the second floor via the fire stairs. Please call us on (02) 9299 5151 on approach so we can arrange access through the fire door if you are not using the lift.

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