The upcoming holiday closure period

December 12, 2018

The holidays are just around the corner, and we want to make sure you’re ready. We have put together a quick overview of our service availability and campus closures for the Christmas and New Year period.

Library service availability

  • Library Chat will be unavailable from 8am on Monday 24 December until 8am on Thursday 3 January
  • Phone services and online enquiries will be unavailable from 5pm on Sunday 23 December until 8am on Thursday 3 January
  • Burwood Library will be closed from 12am on Monday 24 December until 7.45am on Thursday 3 January
  • Warrnambool Library will be closed from 8pm on Friday 21 December until 7.30am on Thursday 3 January
  • Waterfront Library will be closed from 12am on Monday 24 December until 12am on Thursday 3 January
  • Waurn Ponds Library will be closed from 6pm on Friday 21 December until 8.30am on Thursday 3 January *The 24/7 area will remain open during this period.

Recommended holiday reading

Need a book to get lost in while you’re on break? We’ve got gripping thrillers, fascinating histories, swoony romances, gritty crime novels and sweeping fantasies to cater to every taste! Scroll down to see some staff favourites from our latest batch of Nook Books, and make sure you get your requests in before the closure period.

Books about complicated relationships

A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara

An American Marriage – Tayari Jones

Circe – Madeline Miller

Normal People – Sally Rooney

Books that make you feel young

Tyler Johnson Was Here – Jay Coles

Blood Water Paint – Joy McCullough

Dread Nation – Justina Ireland

The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo

Books that make your heart pound

With You Always – Rena Olsen

Lethal White – Robert Galbraith (the other books in this series are also available)

The Feed – Nick Clark Windo

The Book of M – Peng Shepherd

Books that pique your interest

Brief Answers to the Big Questions – Stephen Hawking 

Manfried the Man: A Graphic Novel – Caitlin Major & Kelly Bastow

Coyote Doggirl – Lisa Hanawalt

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark – Michelle McNamara


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