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COVID-19 update

Due to COVID-19 we are not open at our Sydney campus.

From Monday 4 July, it is mandatory that you check in and wear a mask whenever you enter Alice Springs, Casuarina or Palmerston campus Libraries.

Please refer to COVID-19 advice for the CDU community for whole-of-university advice.

FAQs about Library services and COVID-19.

Is the Library open?

Yes. The campus Libraries at Alice Springs, Casuarina, Palmerston and Sydney are all open. 

The Library is committed to providing a safe space for everyone.

You are still required to be 1.5m apart when in the Library space doing individual study. 

What Library services and resources are still offered?

CDU Library is well organised to deliver the resources you need online. The majority of our resources are electronic and can be accessed wherever you are. Need help with eBooks?

In addition to online resources, we have well-established online support. Check out our Subject guides if you want some assistance with finding resources for your assessment or our Referencing guide if you need to work on your references.

You can book a Librarian for a 20 minute consultation if you need further help with searching for resources and referencing your assignments.

What is the Library doing in response to COVID-19?
  • We have halved the number of chairs in the Library's open spaces and designated half of our computers as not for use to maintain a safe distance between clients doing individual study.
  • There is a range of signs in the Library with information about how to stay safe through social distancing and good personal hygiene.
  • We have hand sanitiser placed near the entrances to all CDU Libraries and on each level of the Library at the Casuarina campus.
  • The bathroom amenities are well stocked with paper towels and soap.
  • The university has arranged for the contracted cleaners to wipe down all equipment and desks with sanitising spray as part of their daily routine.
I'm in quarantine and can't return my books, what can I do?

If you wish to extend your loan, access your Library account and renew your items, this should build in enough time to cover your quarantine period. If you are unsuccessful, contact us.

How do I return my books if the Library is closed?

Each of our campus Libraries has an after-hours return chute. You can return items there anytime.

Updated 2 July 2021