All public libraries in Tasmania will close from Wednesday until further notice for public safety during the coronavirus pandemic.
Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff said library staff were working on ways to offer modified services such as allowing members to borrow physical items through a click and collect model.
"We believe closing these 45 sites is the best way to support the health and wellbeing of our members, visitors, staff, volunteers and the broader community," he said.
"This is based on the demographic profile of our staff, clients and volunteers.
"A reminder that there will be no penalty for borrowers if they are unable to return their books by Wednesday as libraries are no longer charging fines for overdue items."
Mr Rockliff said libraries would continue to provide many online services including eBooks.
Libraries Tasmania will continue to provide online services such as music, magazines, storybook reading for children, movies, research databased and language learning apps.
A telephone number has been established for general enquiries while the libraries are closed 6165 5600 and is available 9am to 5pm weekdays.