Goldfields Library Corporation hopes state government advice near the start of June will pave the way for the region's libraries to re-open.
Mr Hands said library teams will be prepared to re-open facilities when the time is right.
"It's a bit dependent on state government advice, we are pretty strictly following those guidelines," he said.
"We expect June 1 might see an announcement of changes in restrictions. A bit like restaurants and cafes, June 1 is a changing point, so we will take state government advice on what happens.
"But we are expecting an announcement and will be ready to go."
Mr Hands said Goldfields Libraries closed during March and since then have focused their efforts on ensuring resources are available online.
"We closed a couple of days before the state government announced galleries and libraries were closing," he said. "It's been pretty much eight weeks.
"We've had a great response (to e-resources) and it's great to see staff getting things on our YouTube channel, we have revamped the website to push e-collection, downloadable e-books, audio books, author talks and story times. We really have modified a lot of services.
"At same time miss our actual library."
Mr Hands hopes the re-opening of Goldfields Libraries co-incides with the opening of the new library in Kangaroo Flat.
"All credit to council and the contractor who have the done work and kept at it during the pandemic," he said.
"We are excited about this excellent investment and are getting ready to move the collection and build shelving.
"When you think about moving 15000 books and shelves, it's not done in a day. We have been really busy behind the scenes."
Kangaroo Flat's new library is on track to be finished in June.
The transformation of the former senior citizens building in Lockwood Road is part of a $1.38M redevelopment to provide Kangaroo Flat with a modern, larger, more central library for its growing community.
City of Greater Bendigo chief executive Craig Niemann said construction on the building began in late 2019.
"A new entrance into the building has been created, services upgraded and repairs to the existing building structure undertaken," Mr Niemann said.
"Some interior walls have been removed to create more open spaces and the remaining interior walls have been plastered and painted.
"New windows, high grade insulation and solar panels have been installed to make the building more sustainable and comfortable and work to improve access into the building and to beautify the exterior facade is underway.
"A new car park is being created and landscaping works will also be undertaken."
Mr Neimann said the council-owned building was a perfect site for the new library because it could provide an expanded library service in Kangaroo Flat.
"The move to Lockwood Road is an innovative and financially responsible solution for the future of the Kangaroo Flat Library," he said. "It's a strong investment in Kangaroo Flat's future that will result in a superior library that is double the size and fit for purpose.
"(It) is close to public transport, local shops, schools and Bendigo Community Health Service Kangaroo Flat site. It also has land on both sides of the site that is owned by the city which could provide opportunities for the site to be developed into even more of a community hub in the future."
Goldfields Libraries Corporation chief executive Mark Hands said the growth of Kangaroo Flat and neighbouring suburbs placed additional demands on the existing library service.
"The Kangaroo Flat Library had outgrown the existing building at the front of Lansell Square Shopping Centre," he said. "So the move to Lockwood Road is exciting because not only are we increasing the size of the library we will also expand the services we provide.
"Library staff will commence setting up the new library once the building works are complete. It is expected that the library will be ready to commence operating in early July in-line with State Government COVID-19 restrictions."
The new library is funded by council, Goldfields Library Corporation and a state government Living Libraries grant.