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Having worked through all the feedback supplied, we are now working on plans to address the issues identified to ensure our services continue to meet the needs and expectations of our customers.
Staff at Bellarine library branches are now trained to provide outstanding service to customers with communication difficulties, as part of a larger project to improve communication access in libraries across the region.
Anticipation and excitement is building as the opening of the new Geelong Library and Heritage Centre draws closer.
Please note that all libraries will be closed for the Queen's Birthday public holiday.
Help celebrate Library & Information Week by joining us in the library from 25 May.
At its Board meeting on 16 April 2015, the Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) proposed a budget for the financial year commencing 1 July 2015.
Residents of the Bellarine and Surf Coast are set to enjoy an even higher level of service with a brand new mobile library hitting the roads from Monday.
The image is from the “Anzac Book”, written and illustrated by the men who served at Gallipoli, and published in 1916.
All library branches will be closed on ANZAC Day, Saturday 25 April.
All Geelong Regional Library Corporation branches will be closed Friday 3 April to Monday 6 April inclusive.
The library corporation will update its Library Management System on Friday 13 March.
Please be advised that all Geelong Regional Libraries will be closed on Monday 9 March for the Labour Day public holiday. Enjoy your time off (with a book!) and we'll see you at regular opening times on Tuesday 10 March.
A large crowd enjoyed a talk by Dr Lata Satyen from Deakin University's School of Psychology on Thursday 19 February.
The Communities Accessing Technology project – a partnership between City of Greater Geelong , Geelong Regional Library Corporation and Infoxchange ­ – has delivered a series of community-based Digital Inclusion Pop-Up Workshops.
The Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) is the highest ranking public library service in Victoria an independent assessment of the Public Libraries Victoria Network’s 10 key indicators has shown.
With unexpected glimpses of the new Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (GL&HC) building capturing attention from different street corners and vantage points around Geelong, you are probably wondering what will be on offer in this new cultural centre.
The Bannockburn returns chute will be temporarily out of order on Monday 23 February from 9am to 3pm.
Geelong Councillor Andy Richards has been re-elected Chair of Geelong Regional Library Corporation’s Board, and Queenscliffe Councillor and Mayor Helene Cameron has been elected Deputy Chair, at this week’s board meeting.
I must remember to read a book on Labour Day.
Please be advised that all Geelong Regional Libraries will be closed on Monday 9 March for the Labour Day public holiday.
School is back and our much-loved regular programs resume across the network of library branches.
Please be advised that all Geelong Regional Libraries will be closed on Monday January 26 for the Australia Day public holiday.
Computer maintenance has been scheduled tomorrow between 9.00am - 12.00pm Wednesday 21 January
To keep children and young people engaged in reading over the summer holidays, our library service, in partnership with the Australian Library & Information Association and the State Library of Queensland, is participating in the Summer Reading Club 2014-15.
Western Heights College Library
Please note the Library will not be opening until 12 noon on Thursday 18 December and will be closed all day on Friday 19 December.
All library branches will close at 5pm on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
Looking more and more like the architect’s drawings, the new Geelong Library and Heritage Centre building continues to rise from the ground and take its final shape and form.
In partnership with Geelong Food Relief Centre, the Food for Fines campaign will continue until 12 December.
Our library service will be offering Tech Savvy Seniors training sessions covering a variety of topics during December 2014, January and February 2015.
The Public Libraries Victoria Network is running a community campaign to advocate for funding the Victorian Library Concept.
Torquay library
Torquay Library and will be closed on Tuesday November 4 due to the Melbourne Cup public holiday.
Essential network maintenance will interrupt the availability of the online catalogue next Tuesday 28 October between 6.30 and 8.00am. WiFi availability at library branches will also be suspended during this time.
Bannockburn Library will be closed on Friday 17 October for Geelong Show Day. All libraries except Bannockburn and Torquay will be closed next Wednesday 22 October for the Geelong Cup.
Library Survey 2014 is now closed.
GRLC Annual Report 2013-14 Cover
The Geelong Regional Library Corporation Annual Report 2013-14, Connect with the World at your Library, is now available.
The first prototype panel for the iconic dome roof of the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre has been constructed and is being tested at Kane Constructions North Geelong storage facility.
The next Geelong Regional Library Corporation Board meeting will be held on Monday 22 September at 5.30
Please be advised that Western Heights College library will be closing early on Friday September 19 at 12.30pm.
The biennial survey will close on 5 October. Please provide feedback and go in the draw to win one of 100 prizes.
New Chromebooks at the library
As part of the library's plan to give our patrons access to the newest technologies, patrons will now be able to borrow Chromebooks from Geelong Regional Libraries.
We wish to advise that all our libraries will be CLOSED on Wednesday 3 September for our annual staff training day.
Geelong Rotary Book Fair
The Geelong Book Fair, Victoria’s largest $1 a book second-hand book sale, will be held at Geelong West Town Hall, on August 15, 16 and 17, by Geelong West Rotary Club.
The next Geelong Regional Library Corporation Board meeting will be held on Monday 11 August at 5.30
Works on the Little Malop Street site are progressing well and the building project is on track for its completion date of late 2015.
Western Heights College Library at Vines Road will be closed on Monday 7 July due to essential building works.
The Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival is coming to Geelong this August.
On Tuesday night the City of Greater Geelong passed its budget for 2014/15 and included an amendment which secures an extra $91,000 for the Geelong Regional Library Corporation’s 2104/15 budget.
Following a recent article in the Geelong Advertiser, we have received many enquiries from library members about the shortfall in the library’s budget. In light of this level of interest, we have decided to clarify the key facts about the situation here.
Sorry we're closed
A friendly reminder that libraries will be closed Monday, 9 June for the Queen's Birthday Public Holiday. Libraries that have opening hours on Saturday and Sunday will operate over the weekend as usual.
As Victoria gears up to mark the Anzac Centenary (2014 – 2018), the State Government has called on the public to ‘share Victoria’s stories’ to help honour the contribution of local World War I service men and women.
A major excavation has been underway at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre building site in readiness for the pouring of the concrete for the basement level.
Branches will be closed during upcoming public holidays...

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