Geelong Regional Libraries is a member of the Victorian public library system, basing our charter on the UNESCO Manifesto on Public Libraries.
The painting of Geelong’s first Town Clerk, William Weire, normally adorns the corridors of City Hall but detective work uncovering the identity of the artist has led to the painting going on loan to the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston, Tasmania.
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.
Book now for our range of fabulous school holiday activities suitable for young children through to young adults.
There will be no mobile library service at Angelsea this Thursday 27 April.
Geelong West library reopens following flash flooding.
Our April e-newsletter is now available. Find out what is coming up and start booking!
Jump in the boat and join in the fun with The Big Bold Boat Adventure.
They might be much maligned, but the offspring of the detested blowfly have an important role to play in treating wounds and fighting infections.
Mick Robinson OAM recently retired as a Community Representative on the Geelong Heritage Centre Collection Advisory Committee.
The Victorian Seniors' Card Age Program in partnership with Telstra has provided funding to Geelong Regional Libraries for a series of free digital literacy workshops especially for seniors.
The Geelong Library & Heritage Centre has received the coveted Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture at the National Architecture Awards.
All Geelong Regional Libraries, except Torquay and the Surf Coast Mobile, will be operating normal hours Tuesday 1 November, Melbourne Cup Day. Torquay Library will be closed and the Surf Coast Mobile will not be operating. The Geelong Library & Heritage Centre will be open 8am - 8pm.
The inaugural Pivot Connect Community Digital Festival will be held at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre and in other parts of Little Malop Street on Saturday 3 December.
Please be aware that Torquay Library will be closed on Tuesday 1 November for the Melbourne Cup Day public holiday.
The Geelong Regional Library Corporation Board adopted the 2015-16 annual report at its meeting on Monday 26 September.
This year's Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival is seeking volunteers to fill a range of roles over the weekend of 19 - 20 November.
Let us enthrall you this spring with events that can't be missed.
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.
The annual Geelong Monster Book Fair will be held at the Geelong West Town Hall over three days from Friday 19 August.
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.
A major refurbishment of the Golden Plains Mobile Library Service is to be undertaken.
The classic catalogue will be decomissioned on 30 June and is replaced by the new catalogue which has been operating concurrently.
ARM Architecture have won the prestigious Victorian Architecture Medal for the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.
The next board meeting will be held on Monday 27 June 2016, 5.30pm at Queenscliff Library, 55 Hesse Street, Queenscliff.
We advise customers that there will be no service at Anakie on Tuesday 21 June.
View the new What's on Winter brochure and choose the events you wish to attend this season.
The library is presenting a number of free community-based events outlining information about the Australian voting experience.
Discover central Geelong as you've never seen it before with pop-up performances and art installations in the heart of the city.
The library participated in exciting activities at North Geelong Secondary College yesterday.
Queenscliff Library has reopened with regular opening hours after a threat of a tree branch falling on the building.
All Geelong Regional Libraries will be closed for the Easter public holidays from Friday 25 March to Monday 28 March inclusive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The National Year of Digital Inclusion was recently launched in Geelong at Wurdi Youang, the High Ground, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.
Let the library tempt you with a diverse selection of captivating events.
Geelong Regional Libraries will be closed for the Labour Day Holiday
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 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.
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 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.
The new Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (the Dome) opened just 8 weeks ago and has already recorded in excess of 80,000 visits.
Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins visited Rokewood today to announce $102,000 funding for the refurbishment of the Golden Plains Shire mobile library.
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.