Though uncertainty surrounding novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected people in countries across the globe, Sunshine Coast Council Libraries has been working to ensure the days of social distancing and isolation still provide opportunities for family fun, creativity and maybe a little escapism.
If you're looking for something to read, watch or listen to, Sunshine Coast Libraries have you covered with a huge range of online books, movies, music and magazines.
And if you're new to the eLibrary service and you need a hand getting set up, or need some general technology help – the libraries have got you covered for that as well.
Sunshine Coast Council Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group Chair Mark Jamieson said the current pandemic was encouraging council to look at new and innovative delivery models for many council services.
"Sunshine Coast Council Libraries has launched a new eLibrary Helpdesk service to ensure all our library members are able to gain hassle-free access to the eLibrary," Mayor Jamieson said.
"The eLibrary Helpdesk Service can assist you to navigate the eLibrary platform and connect you to all your favourite authors, the music you love, movies to entertain the whole family and a great range of magazines – all to help fill in the extra time COVID-19 has provided to many people.
"But if you've only just bought a new device, or you're not confident using one yet, our Library staff are also on hand to provide expert help.
"From how to use the eLibrary on your devices to providing technology help on a wide range of topics, our tech savvy staff are online and on the phone ready to help.
"The libraries are a great example of just some of the ways council is adapting our services to continue directly supporting our community, while adhering to national public health directions."
Once you're an eLibrary wiz, make sure you explore all the other great online programs available for children, teens and adults to enjoy via library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Whats-On.
Contacting the eLibrary Hotdesk
The eLibrary Helpdesk operates between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Call 07 5475 8989 or Email email@example.com