Queensland Family History Society Inc


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Reopening plans and how you can visit

This information is for members, guests, and visitors while attending the QFHS Library and Resource Centre. This procedure will reduce the risk of anyone in the building contracting COVID-19. It will be updated as Government requirements change.

Before attending

Please do not visit QFHS if you are unwell or if you are in self-isolation.

Plan to do your research at home or on-line if possible.

Plan your research before you come, to maximise the use of your time at QFHS. Use our online catalogue vLibrary to identify any printed material you wish to access.

You no longer have to book to attend our Library and Resource Centre.

More people can be in each room than previously, but the ‘stay 1.5 metres apart’ rule still applies.

Bring your own pencil, writing material, and any refreshment you need including cup and implements.

We prefer credit card transactions at this time. No change is available for cash payments.

On arrival

  • As a condition of entry, all members and visitors must provide contact tracing details. We recommend you download the Check In Qld app and use it to check in on your smart phone or device when you arrive, using the bar code on display. Alternately, you can complete the Contact Register sheet, located at the front desk. Fill out the sheet with your details, including the time you arrived.  Keep the sheet with you while in the library.  When you leave, fill in your departure time and drop it in the box at the front desk.
  • Use your membership card to register your attendance. It is important to do this as well as filling out the Contact Register sheet.
  • Face masks and gloves will be available at reception.
  • Wipe your locker door, keypad and shelf.
  • Library Assistants will guide you to available computers and library facilities.

While at QFHS

  • Stay 1.5 metres away from other people—think two big steps.
  • Stay at or below the maximum number of people in each room.
  • Wash your hands lots with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
  • Consider using the face masks and gloves provided.
  • Sneeze or cough into your arm or a tissue. Then put the tissue in the bin.
  • Disinfect anything you touch with provided wipes before and after use.

Computer and microform reader use

  • Library Assistants will allocate computers if necessary.
  • Advise Library Assistants if you have any problems with a computer.
  • Wipe keyboards, mouse, and surrounding surfaces before and after use.
  • Wipe any microform readers before and after use.
  • If you have used the computer room printer, wipe any surfaces on it that you touch.
  • Library Assistants will make any photocopies you require.

Kitchen area

  • Please minimise use of the tearoom and maintain 1.5 metre social distance.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before and after use as per the directions.
  • No crockery, cutlery and food is provided.
  • Wipe all surfaces, taps, benches, fridge handle, tables, and chairs after use.


  • Wipe door handles inside and outside of doors.
  • Wipe toilet seat, lid, and back rest including flushing mechanism.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly as per the directions.

Print library and lending library

  • Access to the Print Library, Cemetery Room, Lending Library and Maps cabinets is now allowed.
  • Use the library catalogue vLibrary to get details of items you may require.
  • Return items from the Lending library to the Returns bin near reception.

Leaving the library

  • If you haven't used the Check In Qld app, write the time you leave on your Contact Register sheet and drop it in the box at the front desk
  • Use your Member card to register that you are leaving. Non-members please advise the Library Assistant
  • Please advise the Library Assistant at reception which computer or other facilities you have used.
  • Please dispose of all masks, gloves, and wipes in the bin beside reception.
  • Avoid touching any surfaces, doors, or the gate as you leave.

Download a copy of this information.