Have your say: Library Opening Hours

Do you visit our libraries? Would you like us to be open longer? Have your say on the proposed new library hours. 

Our libraries have undergone some significant changes over the past year, with new layouts, self-serve kiosks enabling our team to provide more customer focused service and additional programs. Now we’re looking at how we can improve our Opening Hours across all our libraries.

Mornington Peninsula Shire invites the community to have their say on proposed new opening hours for our community library branches at Hastings, Mornington, Rosebud and Somerville.

The proposed changes would see all branches open all day on Mondays, with additional hours of service across most branches, and Mornington Library open every Sunday of the year. 

The proposed changes have been developed to improve services to customers by updating Library Opening hours to reflect busiest times of the day, align the hours to meet demand at different locations.

Current Library Opening Hours:

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Hastings

9-2

9-8

9-6

9-8

9-6

9-2

*11-3

Mornington

9-2

9-8

9-6

9-8

9-6

9-2

*11-3

Rosebud

9-2

9-8

9-6

9-8

9-6

9-2

*11-3

Somerville

 

10-6

10-6

10-6

10-6

9-12

*11-3

*Seasonal Trial Period–August-November

Hastings:         50 hrs

Mornington:     50 hrs

Rosebud:         50 hrs

Somerville:      35 hrs

Total Opening hours per week excluding Sunday = 185 hrs

Proposed new Opening Hours:

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Hastings

9-6

9-6

9-6

9-6

9-6

9-2

CLOSED

Mornington

9-6

9-8

9-6

9-8

9-6

9-2

*11-3

Rosebud

9-6

9-8

9-6

9-8

9-6

9-2

CLOSED

Somerville

10-6

10-6

10-6

10-6

10-6

10-2

CLOSED

* every Sunday all year except Public Holidays                                    

Hastings       50 hrs

Mornington   58 hrs

Rosebud      54 hrs

Somerville    44 hrs

Total Opening hours per week excluding Sunday = 206 hrs

Have your say

Online:

Take the survey

You can take our online survey to quickly provide feedback on the proposed opening hours.

In person:

At your local library branch or the mobile library

Shire Customer Service Centres

By mail:

Mail submissions to Library Opening Hours Consultation, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Private Bag 1000, Rosebud, Victoria, 3939

Privacy:

Submissions received, including the name of the submitter, may be published on Council’s website and may form part of the public record of the relevant Council and Committee meetings. Personal information, including contact details, and any offensive, defamatory or third party personal information will not be published. You may access personal information you have provided to the Shire at any time and make corrections. Our Privacy Policy can be found at mornpen.vic.gov.au/privacy.  If you have any concerns about the use and disclosure of your personal information please contact the Shire’s Privacy officer at privacy@mornpen.vic.gov.au.