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The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), with input from the ALIA Australian Public Library Alliance, has been monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on Australian public libraries since early March. This report summarises the feedback from 225 of the 400 library services (in total covering 1500 locations) nationally, including several joint use school community libraries.

This interim report has three purposes:

  1. To provide peer-to-peer guidance for library teams
  2. To inform government at all three levels of the impact for communities
  3. To assist the planning for libraries to reopen.
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