From Monday 3rd October the Turnbull reading rooms will resume normal opening hours Monday – Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm.
The Monday service was suspended temporarily in February 2022 to mitigate the impact of the Omicron surge. This approach has been reviewed each month considering user feedback and staff availability. The number of staff who became unwell or were required to isolate peaked in July/August, with the downward trend continuing over September.
You may be interested to read more about the experiences of delivering reading room services during the ongoing COVID pandemic on the National Library’s blog “Monday, Monday…” Turnbull and the Omicron surge.