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Libraries re-opening Monday 26 October: The details

Geelong Regional Libraries’ branches and mobile libraries will re-open from Monday 26 October.

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Libraries re-opening Monday 26 October

Following yesterday’s State Government announcement regarding the further easing of restrictions, we are pleased to advise libraries will re-open from Monday 26 October.

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Changes to eMagazine and eNewspaper platforms

We have made some changes which may affect the way you access our eNewspapers and eMagazines collections.

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Public holiday information

Please be advised of changes to our service due to upcoming public holidays.

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Annual Report 2019/20

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation's Annual Report 2019/20 is now available to view online.

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Election Caretaker Period: until 24 October 2020

Due to local council elections, Geelong Regional Libraries will be in caretaker mode until 24 October. This means we'll be posting on social media and our website less often, and only covering regular programs and operational matters.

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Queenscliff Library update

Plans are progressing for the exciting new Queenscliffe Hub, which will house the Library, Museum and Visitor Information Centre. The new facility will be a wonderful resource and shared space for the Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale communities.

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Changes to Click & Deliver

From Friday 18 September, our Click & Deliver service will only be available to library members who meet eligibility criteria as a ‘vulnerable person’ or who cannot access our new Click & Collect service.

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Have your say: Drysdale Library

City of Greater Geelong is planning for the delivery of a new Drysdale library.

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Get checked in!

We’re excited to announce a new Instagram profile to help fans of Young Adult fiction discover new books: @checked.in.ya!

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New What's On brochure

Introducing the new-look What’s On at the Library brochure, available to view on our website now!

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New eCollections support helpline

Do you need assistance navigating BorrowBox, our online eBook and eAudiobook platform? Call our new support helpline!

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Libraries closed from Thursday 6 August

All Geelong Regional Library Corporation branches and mobile libraries will be closed from the usual branch closing time on Wednesday 5 August, for a period of at least six weeks.

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Positive COVID-19 case at Leopold Library

The Leopold Library branch is closed following a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in a staff member of Geelong Regional Libraries.

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Please bring your ID to the library

Please note, you will be asked to present your GRLC library card and photo ID (showing your residential address) to the concierge when you enter a branch.

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Exciting changes on the way!

From late August 2020, we will be introducing exciting new ways for you to find out about what’s going on at the library.

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Notice about library databases

Geelong Regional Libraries’ members are advised that some databases will be removed from the Collection in the coming months.

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Short Story Competition Winner

Geelong Regional Libraries is delighted to announce the winner of our ‘Amazing Lockdown’ Short Story Competition: Ben Mitchell, for his story titled ‘Tunundra Valley’.

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Libraries re-opening Tuesday 9 June

We are pleased to announce that Geelong Regional Libraries’ branches and Mobile Libraries will re-open to the public on Tuesday 9 June.

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National Simultaneous Storytime goes online

National Simultaneous Storytime may look a little different this year but we’re excited to share the details of how you can get involved.

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NEW LIBRARY IN QUEENSCLIFFE HUB DEVELOPMENT

The Queenscliffe Hub will be a multi-use facility that will deliver information services and support cultural development for those who live in and visit the area.

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Library refurbishments during closure

We are pleased to share that the City of Greater Geelong has brought forward scheduled refurbishment work on three of our libraries.

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Update regarding library closures

Library branches to remain closed for now, but Home Library Service will resume for existing clients.

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The Amazing Lockdown Short Story Competition

Submit your entries for the The Amazing Lockdown Short Story Competition.

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Use BorrowBox for our eBooks and eAudiobooks

Please note that the CloudLibrary and OverDrive will no longer be available to Geelong Regional Libraries’ members from today (Friday 1 May), as we are moving to a single platform - BorrowBox - for all of our eBook and eAudiobook titles.

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Reminder: download BorrowBox today

Please note that the CloudLibrary and OverDrive will no longer be available to Geelong Regional Libraries’ members from Friday 1 May as we are moving to BorrowBox as the single platform for all of our eBook and eAudiobook titles.

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Bringing simplicity to the library’s digital collection

Geelong Regional Library Corporation is pleased to announce a consolidation of its eBook and eAudiobook offering on to a single platform: BorrowBox, brainchild of Australian-owned and Melbourne-based company, Bolinda Digital.

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COVID-19 Update: Libraries closed until further notice

All Geelong Regional Library Corporation branches and mobile libraries will be closed until further notice.

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COVID-19 Update: Temporary Library Closures

In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, the Geelong Regional Library Corporation will temporarily close all library branches and mobile libraries.

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Introducing BorrowBox Unlimited

Library members now have access to BorrowBox Unlimited, which allows immediate access to a great selection of eBook and eAudiobook titles, without any loan queues.

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Belmont Library building work

Belmont Library is open as usual while building works take place during March.

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Opening Hours proposal consultation now closed

The Opening Hours community consultation period, which ran from 20 January to 29 February, has now closed. Thank you to all that participated; we received over 650 surveys and a lot of really useful insight.

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Autumn Book Binge

Read More, Read Widely! Get involved with the Autumn Book Binge and be in the running to win great prizes.

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Geelong West Monster Book Fair

Grab a bargain for a good cause, at the Geelong West Monster Book Fair.

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Opening Hours FAQs

We would like to thank all of the people who have taken the time to provide feedback on our opening hours proposal so far; we are honoured to be an important part of the communities we serve.

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Happy Library Lovers' Day!

No Valentine’s Day plans? Geelong Regional Libraries has you covered on 14 February.

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New Spark! Discovery kits available for loan

New Spark! Discovery kits available for loan

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Media release: community invited to have their say

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation is proposing changes to the opening hours at some of its libraries and is inviting the community to have their say from 20 January – 29 February.

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Books about bushfires for kids

In light of the bushfires currently affecting through so much of our country, our thoughts are with anyone affected, directly or indirectly.

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Scheduled website outage

Geelong Regional Libraries' website will be temporarily unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

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Giving future preps a head start

Future preps at seven schools around Newcomb, Geelong are getting ready to start school with a little help from Geelong Regional Libraries and Soroptimists International Geelong.

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Waurn Ponds closed for re-carpeting

Please note that Waurn Ponds Library will be closed Thursday 2 and Friday 3 January 2020 for re-carpeting.

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Record donations during 2019 Food for Fines appeal

Two metric tons of food was donated during the 2019 Food for Fines appeal.

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Highton Library reopens following refurbishment

The much-loved Highton Library reopened to the community today following an exciting refurbishment.

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2019: A great year for the GRLC

As 2019 draws to a close, we take the opportunity to look back on a great year for Geelong Regional Libraries.

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Holiday opening hours information

Please read on for information about library opening hours during the festive season.

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What's on in December?

Our December e-newsletter is now available. Find out about news from the library and upcoming events!

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Submerged and Ahoy Geelong!

The Geelong Library & Heritage Centre is proud to host two special maritime exhibitions this summer which explore Australia's, and Geelong’s, fascinating maritime history.

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Culture lives at the library

Geelong Regional Libraries has created a video which celebrates culture in our libraries.

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Lara Library closed due to power outage

The Lara Library will be closed for the remainder of today (21/11/2019) due to intermittent power outages.

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