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 Ruth Faulkner Library and COVID-19

We are looking forward to seeing you at Ruth Faulkner Library now we have reopened. We have made some changes to ensure that we can deliver services as safely as possible during these challenging times of COVID-19.

Key Changes:

  • Revised opening hours of 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Limit of 70 patrons in the library at a time.
  • Public computer usage limited to maximum of 1 hour sessions. Bookings are recommended and can be done in the library or online.
  • Free public Wi-Fi accessible from Faulkner Park.
  • Limited seating available in the Library. 


Visiting the Library

Due to COVID-19 Phase Four regulations, entry to Ruth Faulkner Library will be limited to 70 people at a time. Please consider others and keep your visit to less than an hour.


Vehicle access to the Library will not be available via Wright Street due to landscaping works happening at the entrance to the City of Belmont Civic Centre. To access the Library follow the detour signs via Abernethy Road, Alexander Road, Robinson Avenue onto Progress Way. Parking is available on Faulkner Park as signed. Pedestrian access is available from Wright Street.


Click and Collect​

Did you know you can pre-order Library items for pick up? 

  • Log in to the Library’s online catalogue to place holds on up to 10 items
  • The Library will notify you when your items are ready for collection.
  • Your items will be held for collection on the holds pick-up shelf for your convenience. 

If you are currently unable to leave your home to pick up items due to illness or disability please check your eligibility for the Library’s home delivery service.​

​Public Computers

Access to public computers is limited due to social distancing restrictions and session times are limited to a maximum of 1 hour.

While restrictions are in place waiting periods may increase.

Bookings are recommended and can be done in the library or online.


Public Wi-Fi

Access to public Wi-Fi will be freely available. As seating in the Library is limited we encourage you to enjoy free Wi-Fi on the grassed area outside while practicing appropriate physical distancing. To access the Wi-Fi, go to your device settings and click the Wi-Fi titled 'Ruth Faulkner Public Library' and follow the prompts. There is no password required.

​Mobile Printing​

With our mobile print service, you can use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library's printers from anywhere! Submit your documents for printing and collect from the library's print stations. 

Further information, instructions and costs are available here.

Please note that to ensure the safety of staff and customers the Library will be accepting tap and go/paywave contactless payments only. No cash will be accepted.​


With the reopening of the library, items can be returned by placing them at the designated point inside the library.

Alternatively, if you only wish to return items or are returning items after hours you may use the library’s after hour’s chute adjacent to the library entrance.

​Library Programs

Online alternatives to library programs for both adults and children will continue to be available via the City’s website, YouTube channel and Facebook page. Keep your eye on the City’s website for new programs and online content to keep you connected with the Library during this time.