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COVID-19 UPDATE – Tuesday, 3 August 2021

On 28 July, the NSW Premier announced an extension of the current lockdown to 28 August 2021. Council is endeavouring to provide as many services in the field as possible, where they are in line with the Public Health Orders. Consequently, any current inspections or assessments undertaken by our Council Officers must be contactless. We kindly request that you do not approach any officers while they are undertaking their duties. If approached, officers have been directed to cease the activity. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation while we work to maintain our field services to you.

Our facilities remain closed. This includes Hornsby Shire Libraries, Community Centres, Thornleigh Brickpit, Hornsby Shire Aquatic & Leisure Centres, Thornleigh Community Recycling Centre and our Customer Service Centres.

These measures are to keep our community and our staff safe during this current outbreak but we are still here for you. Please be assured that we will respond to emergency callouts. If you have any requirements of Council, please contact Customer Service on 9847 6666 and online as usual and we will respond during normal business hours.

Under these current restrictions, where we cannot respond face-face, we will endeavour to find a way to assist in a COVID-safe way wherever possible. Many of our services are available online, including lodgement of Development Applications, and our Duty Planning Officer is available for enquiries on 9847 6760 (8.30am-5pm).

Further information on the current restrictions is available on the NSW Government website.

We are constantly monitoring this evolving situation and will keep you updated here and on Facebook with any changes.

After hours return chutes will be closed at all Hornsby Shire libraries from 4pm, Saturday 17 July until further notice due to the COVID-19 lockdown. No overdue fines will be accrued due to our current closure.

Loan due dates have been extended to 2 August 2021 for items that were due during the period 27 June to 01 August inclusive.

Hold dates for reservations have been extended to 6 August for items that were due to be collected 27 June to 5 August.

Digital resources are available and can be accessed from our eLibrary and via the Library App.

For assistance please contact the library by email to library@hornsby.nsw.gov.au.

Hornsby Library Refurbishment

The refurbishment of Hornsby Library is underway and includes internal alterations and fit out to the existing library, minor external works and a business identification sign.

The construction company (Built Pty Limited) are undertaking the works, which will be completed in two stages.

During the refurbishment our collections, public computers, printing and photocopying will be moved to the centre of the library floor.

Hornsby Library – Update to Temporary closure

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the closure of Hornsby Library during the changeover between stages one and two has had to be extended. A date for reopening will be communicated as soon as it is confirmed. We are endeavouring to resume normal opening hours as soon as possible.

During the closure, the refurbishment of the library continues to the next exciting stage. Items can be renewed via the online catalogue, through the library app, or by contacting Pennant Hills Library on 9847 6100. Alternatively, they can be returned through the after-hours chute or at any Hornsby Shire Library branch.

We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to showing you stage one of the works very soon.