Sam Cowley and Viv Cardwell

Online Access Centres back in business

THE reopening of the Derwent Valley Online Access Centre in the New Norfolk Library yesterday morning means that all three centres in our region are now back in business following their temporary closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Derwent Valley Online Access Centre, in Charles St, New Norfolk, reopened on Monday and will be open on most weekdays from 10am to 1pm, and 2-5pm. It will be closed on Thursdays and the weekend. “Using the centre will be a different experience now that we are re-emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic, and safety measures have been put in place,” centre co-ordinator Sam Cowley said.

“We’re keen for community members to start using the centre again so just call us on 6261 1155 to book the use of a computer and/or printer,” Sam said. “Bookings of up to one-hour blocks of time can be made.

“We’ll provide hand sanitizer and ask that all visitors use it when they enter. We also ask that if you have any flu-like symptoms, please don’t attend your appointment. We’d like to keep everyone safe and healthy.”

Online Access Centres at Glenora and Ouse have been open for several weeks. The Glenora facility is open Monday-Wednesday from 10am-3pm, phone 6286 2094; and the Ouse facility is open Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm and on Saturdays from 10am-1pm, phone 6287 1411.

The Derwent Valley’s three Online Access Centres are valuable community resources open to the community and offering a range of services free of charge or at a minimal cost.

Feature image shows Viv Cardwell, left, being assisted by Sam Cowley at the Derwent Valley Online Access Centre in Charles St, New Norfolk.
Image credit: Marg Cranney.

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