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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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The Summer Read 2016

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

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Geelong Library Closure

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

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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.

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Notice of Proposed Amendment to GRLC Agreement

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

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We have updated our catalogue!

An updated library catalogue is now operational.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Annual Report 2014-2015

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

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The Big Library Read returns

The Big Library Read returns with two great YA titles.

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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.

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AARNet to deliver leading-edge communication services in new library

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

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Most libraries closed this Wednesday

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

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Service disruption on Wednesday 21 October

On Wednesday 21 October we will relocate our main computer server to the new Geelong Library and Heritage Centre.

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Library staff move to the Dome

Geelong Regional Library Corporation staff have this week moved into the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre in preparation for its public opening in late November.

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Queenscliff Branch Opening Delay

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Queenscliff branch will be opening later than the scheduled time of 1.30pm today.

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Architects of the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre receive award

The team at ARM Architecture have been honored with an award in the 2015 National Architecture Awards.

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All libraries will be closed on Wednesday 11 November

On Wednesday 11 November all library branches and mobile libraries will be closed for the library’s annual staff day.

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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.

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Western Heights College Library Closure

Western Heights College Library will be closed on Thursday 6 August for a Professional Development Day. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival is Back

Following its highly successful debut in 2014, the Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival will return to Geelong this September, for another weekend of energetic debate, engaging discussion and big ideas.

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We are listening to your feedback

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.

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Communication Access at Bellarine branches

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.

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Anticipation builds as construction nears completion

Anticipation and excitement is building as the opening of the new Geelong Library and Heritage Centre draws closer.

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Public Holiday

Please note that all libraries will be closed for the Queen's Birthday public holiday.

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Library & Information Week

Help celebrate Library & Information Week by joining us in the library from 25 May.

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Proposed Budget 2015/16

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.

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New mobile for Surf Coast & Bellarine

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.

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ANZAC Day

All library branches will be closed on ANZAC Day, Saturday 25 April.

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Libraries will be closed over Easter

All Geelong Regional Library Corporation branches will be closed Friday 3 April to Monday 6 April inclusive.

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Library Management System Upgrade Today

The library corporation will update its Library Management System on Friday 13 March.

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Closed on Labour Day

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.

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Enhance your memory

A large crowd enjoyed a talk by Dr Lata Satyen from Deakin University's School of Psychology on Thursday 19 February.

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Pop-up Digital Workshops

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.

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Ranked number 1

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.

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News from the Dome

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.

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Bannockburn Returns Chute

The Bannockburn returns chute will be temporarily out of order on Monday 23 February from 9am to 3pm.