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Libraries closed for Grand Final public holiday

Please be advised all branches will be closed on Friday September 30, due to the Grand Final public holiday.


Most libraries closed 10 October

All libraries, except the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, will be closed for our annual staff training day on Monday 10 October.


What’s On At The Library – Spring Edition

Let us enthrall you this spring with events that can't be missed.

Tiahna Proebstl and grandmother Melita News

Geelong Advertiser article leads student to treasured diary

When embarking upon a year-long exploration into the life of a digger, Tiahna Proebstl did not imagine that an object of such importance to his memory would be so very close.


Geelong Monster Book Fair

The annual Geelong Monster Book Fair will be held at the Geelong West Town Hall over three days from Friday 19 August.

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Changes to Fees & Charges

New fees and charges have been introduced with the 2016-17 Library budget which was adopted by the Library Board on 27 June. The new fees will commence on 1 August.

Golden Plains mobile News

Golden Plains Mobile Library Upgrade

A major refurbishment of the Golden Plains Mobile Library Service is to be undertaken.


Classic catalogue

The classic catalogue will be decomissioned on 30 June and is replaced by the new catalogue which has been operating concurrently.

Victorian Architecture Medal News

The Dome Architects Win Prestigious Architecture Medal

ARM Architecture have won the prestigious Victorian Architecture Medal for the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.


Board Meeting 27 June

The next board meeting will be held on Monday 27 June 2016, 5.30pm at Queenscliff Library, 55 Hesse Street, Queenscliff.


Mobile library news

We advise customers that there will be no service at Anakie on Tuesday 21 June.


What's on Winter

View the new What's on Winter brochure and choose the events you wish to attend this season.


How to Vote Information Sessions

The library is presenting a number of free community-based events outlining information about the Australian voting experience.


Geelong after Dark

Discover central Geelong as you've never seen it before with pop-up performances and art installations in the heart of the city.

•	IGLEw: students explore the Universe inside AARNet’s mobile inflatable 3D interactive theatre News

North Geelong Secondary College leading the way with digital learning

The library participated in exciting activities at North Geelong Secondary College yesterday.


Queenscliff branch is open

Queenscliff Library has reopened with regular opening hours after a threat of a tree branch falling on the building.


All branches closed over Easter

All Geelong Regional Libraries will be closed for the Easter public holidays from Friday 25 March to Monday 28 March inclusive.


Upgrading the Golden Plains Mobile Library Service

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation, with assistance from the State Government’s Living Libraries Funding Program, is undertaking a $130,000 refurbishment of the Golden Plains Mobile Library. In continuous service since 1999, the mobile is currently in its original condition and configuration.


Honour bestowed on CEO

On March 7, the Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence, Fiona Richardson, formally inducted library CEO, Patti Manolis, into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.


Amazing heritage photographs

Did you know you can search over 2000 fascinating heritage images online on our library catalogue? Ranging from streetscapes to parades and family portraits, all images provide a fascinating window into another era.


All aboard the story train!

The sun shone for Story Train 2016 with 300 primary school children enjoying a fun-filled day of stories, songs and rhymes aboard the Bellarine Railway steam train.


National Year of Digital Inclusion

The National Year of Digital Inclusion was recently launched in Geelong at Wurdi Youang, the High Ground, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.

Front cover of the new What's On at the Library Brochure News

What's On Autumn 2016

Let the library tempt you with a diverse selection of captivating events.


Labour Day Holiday

Geelong Regional Libraries will be closed for the Labour Day Holiday

Helene Cameron and Andy Richards News

Library elects Chair and Deputy Chair of Board

Cr Andy Richards has been re-elected as Chair of the Geelong Regional Library Corporation’s Board for the fifth consecutive year.


Geelong West Library now open, Western Heights College Library closed until further notice

Geelong West Library is open again from 3 February with usual opening hours after a temporary closure due to flooding. Western Heights College Library remains closed until further notice.


Urban Sketchers to gather in Geelong

A group of local and visiting ‘Urban Sketchers’ will converge on Geelong’s Johnstone Park and cultural precinct this Saturday 6 February for a day of casual sketching.


U3A SurfCoast

U3A SurfCoast is a volunteer co-operative of older people who share many educational, creative and leisure activities. U3A stands for University of the Third Age. There are U3As all over the world.


Visitor numbers at new library exceed expectations

The new Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (the Dome) opened just 8 weeks ago and has already recorded in excess of 80,000 visits.


Major boost for Golden Plains mobile library

Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins visited Rokewood today to announce $102,000 funding for the refurbishment of the Golden Plains Shire mobile library.


Tens of thousands of items added to collection

Customers of Geelong Regional Library Corporation enjoy access to a huge collection of over 430,000 items, available right across our network of 16 library branches and two mobile libraries.


Summer reading club

Underwater worlds, alternate universes, epic adventures, mythical creatures and so much more await discovery in this year’s Summer Reading Club program, Lost Worlds. What will you uncover


The Summer Read 2016

The Summer Read is back, providing Victorians with the perfect excuse to relax with a new, local book this summer.

Old photo of people playing at the beach in victorian clothing News

Kim barne thaliyu Here yesterday

Visit the Heritage Reading Room, the Dome’s luxurious ‘red room’ and view some of the treasures from the unique archive collection on display and enjoy historic photos and maps in an exciting new interactive digital format.


Geelong Regional Library Corporation Board Meeting

The next Geelong Regional Library Corporation Board meeting will be held on 10 August 2015, 5.30pm at City of Greater Geelong City Hall.

Depiction of the dome part of the new library News

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre Wins Prestigious Building Award

The innovative design and construction of the new Geelong Library and Heritage Centre has been recognised with a prestigious award from the Concrete Institute of Australia (CIA).


Geelong Library Closure

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Geelong Library will be closed today August 17 until 1pm. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Geelong book fair 2015 News

Victoria’s Biggest Book Fair

The 10th Geelong Book Fair will be held at Geelong West Town hall over three days from Friday 21 August.


Notice of Proposed Amendment to GRLC Agreement

The member councils of the Geelong Regional Library Corporation propose to make a Supplemental Agreement.

People using computers News

We have updated our catalogue!

An updated library catalogue is now operational.


Torquay Library closing early today

Torquay Library will be closing at 7.45pm today Thursday 3 September.

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AFL Grand Final Day Public Holiday

All libraries will be closed on Friday 2 October for the AFL Grand Final Day Public Holiday.


Geelong Regional Library Corporation Board Meeting

The next Geelong Regional Library Corporation Board meeting will be held on 14 September 2015, 5.30pm at City of Greater Geelong City Hall.


Faster access to popular loan items

To give you faster access to popular loan items, we are reducing the time that reserved items are held for collection at the library from ten days to seven days.

Photo of the dome of the new Geelong library taken from partially under a bridge News

We’re moving to the Dome!

The temporary Geelong Library located at the State Government Offices will close on October 1, 2015. We need to close this temporary library in order to prepare the new Geelong Library and Heritage Centre for opening in late November.


Annual Report 2014-2015

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation has prepared its Annual Report for the Financial Year to 30 June 2015.


The Big Library Read returns

The Big Library Read returns with two great YA titles.


Business case for digital learning hub published

A business case has been completed with recommendations for our library service to partner with educational facilities to expand digital access to the community.


AARNet to deliver leading-edge communication services in new library

World-class communication services' provider, AARNet will deliver services in the new library.


Most libraries closed this Wednesday

All libraries except Bannockburn and Torquay will be closed this Wednesday for the Geelong Cup holiday.