NEWCASTLE'S gallery and library services will take a step back towards normal operation next week, the council has confirmed.
The Laman Street art gallery will re-open on Tuesday amid easing coronavirus rules, while library outreach will also resume.
Artworks will be on show through two separate daily sessions between 10am and noon or 2pm and 4pm.
Visitors must book online, with up to 40 people attending sessions to explore exhibitions of Tom Gleghorn or REPEATER, which draws on the gallery's extensive collection to explore repetition.
The council said extra cleaning and touch-free sanitiser would be key parts of the reopening.
"We are delighted to re-open Newcastle Art Gallery in a way that's safe to the public," Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said.
"With regional tourism permitted from June 1 we're looking forward to safely welcoming visitors back to our gallery while giving some of the 1000 people who have viewed our current exhibition online the chance to see Tom Gleghorn's works of art in person."
Public programs remain suspended, while the collection remains available through its website.
Newcastle Museum remains closed as staff devise a plan to accommodate its interactive attractions.
The council will also bring back its library for the vulnerable and those who reserved items before COVID-19 forced all services online.
The library will notify those with items to collect to advise collection points and times. on point and time.
"Starting with our outreach services only, we are taking a cautious, phased approach to re-opening our libraries to ensure we are able to meet the public health order requirements, which include changes to service delivery and preparing our spaces with additional measures to keep everyone safe," manager libraries and learning Suzie Gately said.
"We will resume our home library service on Monday for existing members while adhering to public health orders that require returned books to be quarantined for 24 hours.
"We are looking forward to welcoming the public back to our branches very soon, which we hope to announce in the next couple of weeks."
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