COVID-19 update

City of Prospect has taken a number of important and proactive steps to protect our community and staff as we face this unprecedented situation of the global COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide Public Health Emergency.

We need to take all reasonable steps available to protect our community, our Elected Members, our staff and volunteers (and their families) against the spread of this infection while ensuring we deliver services as close to ‘business as usual’ as possible.

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Effective as of Monday 29 June 2020, the Prospect library is now open as part of SA’s Phase Three Recovery but with the following restrictions:

  • 1 person per 2m2 of publicly accessible space
  • Social distancing and hand hygiene practices are still strongly encouraged at all times
  • If you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, please stay home and speak to your doctor about getting tested for COVID-19.

At this stage the Library will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 5pm, Thursday from 9am to 7pm, and Saturday 9am to 4 pm. Sundays we are closed.

Some services are still currently impacted by COVID-19 including children's and adult programming. Please ring (08) 8269 5355 for updates on when these services might be restored.

Council cares for its community and this change of service comes as part of our local response to this global issue.  Naturally, we apologise for any inconvenience caused but trust you understand this position.

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Prospect Library is currently housed in the Payinthi building at 128 Prospect Road, Prospect.


128 Prospect Road, Prospect 
Ph: 8269 5355

How to Join

Membership of the Prospect Library service is available free of charge. To obtain a library card you need to provide proof of identification in the form of a photographic ID and your current address on an official document. If no photographic ID is possible, then two official documents with your current address are required to be sighted.

If you are under 18 years, signature of parent/guardian is required.

If you’d like to apply for membership and are not already a member of any SA Public Library, click on the link below and add your details. Then come into Prospect Library to sign and pick up your library card.

Our library is part of the One Card Library Network, connecting 130 public libraries throughout South Australia. You can use your library card to access items from anywhere in the State. Reserve an item and it will be delivered to your preferred library.

Click here for more information, or to join our library.

Venues and Hire Spaces

If your group wishes to hire a space at the Library, Payinthi or Nailsworth Community Centre, please see our Venues and Hire Spaces page for further details.