LIBRARIES NOW OPEN

In line with recent Victorian Government advice, we are pleased to announce that Geelong Regional Libraries’ branches and mobile libraries are now open.

The health and safety of our community and staff remains our priority. Hygiene protocols and social distancing will continue, while compulsory face masks and density limits have been reintroduced. We ask everyone to please stay home if feeling unwell.  This means there may be some time limits on library visits to allow as many community members as possible to access our services. We thank you for your patience and cooperation!

In order to comply with Victorian Government requirements, we ask everyone visiting our libraries and mobile libraries:

• To wear a face covering (unless there is a legal exemption). This applies to everyone 12 years and older.
• To complete a QR code check-in upon entry.

Return chutes at all library branches remain open 24/7.

Density limits mean that, unfortunately, some of our in-person events will be cancelled, postponed or transferred online; you will be contacted if you have booked into a session that is impacted.

The following advice applies to events scheduled for the week commencing Monday 2 August:

  • Story TimeToddler Time and Baby Time sessions will run (bookings essential)
  • In-person after school activities will continue in-person with limited numbers

We thank you for your continued understanding, patience and support as we re-open libraries and resume services.

Barwon Heads Library re-opening
Great news for our Barwon Heads community! The Barwon Heads Library will be reopening from Friday 30 July at 9am, in line with Victorian Government requirements (including face masks and checking in via QR code).

We have stayed in close contact with the school, which has now reopened, and the library has been thoroughly cleaned to required standards ahead of re-opening.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

CLICK & COLLECT

Click & Collect is available for library members, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (within your library's usual opening times). You can place bookings via the online form or by calling your local library. This service is available at all branches with the following exceptions:

  • Western Heights College Library and our mobile libraries
  • Barwon Heads Library.

For further details about our service at this time, please explore the FAQs section at the bottom of this page. 
 

CHECK OUT OUR DIGITAL RESOURCES

The library's many digital resources, including our extensive eCollection, remain available to library members. These resources include eBooks and eAudiobooks, activities for children, streaming TV and movies service, digital newspapers and magazines, and more.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Last updated Thursday 29 July 2021 

Are libraries open?

Yes, all libraries are open. You can check opening hours here. 

Is the Geelong Heritage Centre open?

Are Mobile Libraries operating?

Yes they are operating on their regular timetable. 

Is Click & Collect available?

Click & Collect is available for library members. The service will be available Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, and you can place bookings via the online form or by calling your local library. This service is available at all branches with the following exceptions:

  • Western Heights College Library and our mobile libraries
  • Barwon Heads Library.

I have further questions. Can you help me?

Please call us on (03) 4201 0600, contact your local branch, message us on social media, or email info@grlc.vic.gov.au. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Coronavirus COVID-19 resources and information

For general information about COVID-19 and how to best manage your risks, please visit the Department of Health & Human Services website.

If you or someone you know requires information in languages other than English, you can also find factual information about the virus, myth-busting factsheets and printable posters in a range of community languages at the Department of Health & Human Services website.  A translator service is also available for the coronavirus hotline; call 131 450.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert: The Australian Department of Health is monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 in Australia, and will update this alert every day with the latest medical advice and official reports.

WHO - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak: The World Health Organisation information is providing updates and guidance regarding COVID-19.

Smartraveller – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Travel advice from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, for Australians travelling or returning from overseas.