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About us

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) was formed under the provisions of Section 196 of the Local Government Act, 1989 on 4 March 1997 to provide library services within the local government areas of: Borough of Queenscliffe, City of Greater Geelong, Golden Plains Shire and Surf Coast Shire. GRLC provides services through a large and growing network of 16 libraries, two mobile libraries and a website offering a wide range of eServices and eCollections.

 

Our Vision

A strong vibrant connected community enriched by reading and emboldened by learning through access to the world of information and knowledge.

Our Mission

We are an exemplary library delivering high quality services, programs, spaces and experiences that create opportunities for our community to read, learn and connect with each other through ready access to information and the expertise and knowledge of our staff.

Goals For Our Community

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation will over the next five years strive to enrich and embolden the community we serve – delivering library services, programs, spaces and experiences that create opportunities for our community to read, learn and connect with each other through ready access to information and inspiration and the expertise and knowledge of our staff.

Our goals focus on people, and our role in helping the community to read, learn and grow.

Goal One: Stronger inclusive communities

We aim to provide a place and a space that is welcoming, engaging and accessible by all in our community who want

to read, learn and access information. We embrace and celebrate all cultures, we acknowledge and appreciate diversity in heritage, ideas and abilities, and by facilitating connectedness contribute to personal, community and regional growth. We exist in and for our community, welcoming in and reaching out to all who wish to use the library.

Goal Two: Learning and literacy for all

We aim to be a centre for learning and literacy development. We work in partnership with others to ensure that every member of our community is encouraged to and has an opportunity to learn to read – for pleasure, for work and for life. We use information  resources and technologies to enable people to access, interact with and create information and acquire knowledge.

Goal Three: Access to ideas and a love of reading

We aim to be a window on the world of information and ideas. We are a centre of excellence for the written word, literature and literary culture. We engender a love of reading in all people from an early age, we inspire the search for knowledge and we foster a spirit of discovery and enlightenment.

Our service commitment to you is available to download here.