Library access during COVID-19 restrictions

Southern Cross University Libraries are open with COVID-19 safe measures in place. All on campus Library visits are required to register their attendance each day by using the Service NSW app at the Lismore and Coffs Harbour campuses and the Check In Qld app at the Gold Coast Campus.

From Wednesday 14 July 2021, Lismore and Gold Coast Campus Libraries will be swipe access only. Access is restricted to current Students and Staff only. You must have your Staff or Student ID card with you to enable access. Virtual Library services remain available.

COVID-19 and Library Services

 Stay safe and healthy

Your safety and the safety of our staff is paramount.  That's why our buildings are open with limitations. 

By using our Libraries, you agree to:

  • Register your attendance each day by scanning the QR code using the Service NSW app at Lismore and Coffs Harbour campuses and the Check In Qld app at the Gold Coast Campus
  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell, waiting on test results for COVID-19, or you have been asked to self-isolate
  • Masks are mandatory at our Coffs Harbour and Lismore Campuses
  • Swipe access only to Lismore and Gold Coast Campus Libraries. You must have your Staff or Student card to access the libraries.
  • Follow all directions in signage or issued by staff
  • Use hand sanitiser when entering
  • Wash your hands regularly throughout your stay
  • Wipe table and keyboard surfaces with disinfectant wipes provided, before and after using equipment
  • Maintain 1.5m distance from others and do not move furniture or equipment
  • Consider physical distancing with face-to-face services
  • Not bring or eat hot food in the Library (Note: Coffs Harbour Education Campus Library has a ‘No food’ policy).

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time.

Please continue to ask us online if you need assistance.

Please also refer to the University's COVID-19 information.

 Library spaces

Access to Library buildings is now available with social distancing measures in place.

  • Check the for your campus Library.
  • Use PC Finder to see how many computers are available.
  • Book a study room.

 Library collections

Access to the book collections is now available with quarantine measures in place.

  • Use the Library catalogue to search our online and print collections.  Online resources are available 24/7.
  • We are providing the click and collect service for borrowing items. Normal borrowing conditions apply.  You can choose to collect items from your campus Library, or have them mailed out to you.
  • Please return items on campus through the Library's returns chutes, or using the Reply Paid address below if you are unable to return on campus.

To use the Reply Paid service, please mark your envelope clearly with:

Reply Paid 157
PO BOX 157