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Special Events

Live at The Dome 

A new series featuring musicians in story and song

The Dome


Venue Hire 

Choose Geelong's most distinctive venue for your next event

Public Cafe


Café now open

Public, located at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, is now open.



Experience the library that travels to you!

With a range of collection items for browsing and borrowing, the mobile service is also your portal to the library corporation’s full collection of 400,000 plus items....


Heritage Reading Room

Visit the Heritage Centre Reading Room and let our skilled staff guide you in your historical research.

Author Encounters

Fiona Lowe - Birthright

Award-winning Australian author Fiona Lowe's new novel is set against the backdrop of Victoria’s high country. 'Birthright' is the story of a family tangled together by a legacy of wealth, secrets, simmering childhood rivalry and betrayals. Join Fiona as she discusses her exploration of whether inheritance is a privilege or a right?

Thursday, 1 March 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

Special Events

Tim Winton on Lost Boys and Toxic Masculinity


In his only regional Victorian appearance, acclaimed Australian author Tim Winton will explore his new novel, The Shepherd's Hut, as he delivers a powerful meditation on lost boys and the riptide of toxic masculinity. With a specially commissioned soundscape and photographic interludes, this is an hour long event exploring our most bewildering and desolate landscape – contemporary manhood. Bookings are essential. In partnership with Word for Word Festival.

Tickets: $45 includes one signed copy of The Shepherd’s HutFriends of the Library will be entitled to reserved seating at this event.

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Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events

Hubcaps 2 Creative Hubs - Premiere Screening

Geelong Regional Libraries are pleased to host the premiere screening of Hubcaps 2 Creative Hubs: three short documentaries which explore three of Geelong’s unique industrial sites, as they are brought back to life in very special ways. Hubcaps 2 Creative Hubs is a film as well as a research project, developed by Deakin University and The University of Melbourne in partnership with Creative Geelong Inc. The films were produced thanks to the support of the people and businesses of Geelong and by community grants through a crowdfunding campaign in 2016.

Thursday, 1 March 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

Scamwatch & Cybersafety

Ever wondered if you can trust the internet? Want to know more about scams, computer viruses, identity theft or losing your data? With the right tools and a few precautions, you can protect yourself while online.

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The Geelong Book Fair

The first Book Fair for 2018 will be held at Geelong West Town Hall on Friday 2, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March, and as in past years, there a literally thousands of books in a whole variety of genres on offer. And all it takes it takes for you to change a life is a gold coin donation and a book purchase of $2 (or just $1 for childrens books) - nothing could be easier!

The Dome

Venue hire options

Level 5 of the Dome features a flexible, multi-purpose event space with capacity to seat up to 300 people and high-end audiovisual technology make this the perfect venue for business events, receptions, dinners and weddings.

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