Following announcements from the Victoria Government, face masks will be mandatory inside libraries from 5pm, 31 December 2020.
Further changes will come into effect at libraries during January 2021, as COVID-19 restrictions are eased.
As we approach the end of the year, we'd like to share upcoming changes to our times and days of operations with our communities.
After 14 years as CEO of Geelong Regional Libraries, Patti Manolis OAM will be stepping down from the role at the end of March 2021.
The GRLC is pleased to welcome a number of new members, as well as some experienced familiar faces, to its Board.
We are pleased to be able to be able share further changes for libraries, the Heritage Centre and Mobile Libraries in line with Government directions.
The Queenscliff Library will open on Wednesday 2 December at 18 Hesse Street.
We are proud to announce the TAC as our inaugural Corporate Friend of the Library.
We're inviting the community to have their say in our ‘Reader Engagement, Advocacy and Development Strategy' survey.
We are pleased to be able to increase visitor capacity and time limits in library branches.
The seventh annual Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival will take on a new life this year, changing to an online format as it continues to showcase the very best non-fiction from Australia’s brightest writers and thinkers.
Plans are well underway for Colac Otway Shire libraries to join the Geelong Regional Library Corporation as its fifth Member Council.
This video provides an insight into the project that saw the digitisation of literally hundreds of World War One Honour Boards that are scattered across the region’s four local government areas. These images are now featured on a dedicated website.
Find out which library services are changing on Melbourne Cup (Tuesday 4 November) and Ballarat Show Day (Friday 13 November).
Please note that there has been a delay in Queenscliff Library’s move to its new temporary location.
Geelong Regional Libraries’ branches and mobile libraries will re-open from 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.
We have made some changes which may affect the way you access our eNewspapers and eMagazines collections.
Please be advised of changes to our service due to upcoming public holidays.
The Geelong Regional Library Corporation's Annual Report 2019/20 is now available to view online.
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.
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.
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.
City of Greater Geelong is planning for the delivery of a new Drysdale library.
We’re excited to announce a new Instagram profile to help fans of Young Adult fiction discover new books: @checked.in.ya!
Introducing the new-look What’s On at the Library brochure, available to view on our website now!
Do you need assistance navigating BorrowBox, our online eBook and eAudiobook platform? Call our new support helpline!
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.
The Leopold Library branch is closed following a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in a staff member of Geelong Regional Libraries.
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.
From late August 2020, we will be introducing exciting new ways for you to find out about what’s going on at the library.
Geelong Regional Libraries’ members are advised that some databases will be removed from the Collection in the coming months.
Geelong Regional Libraries is delighted to announce the winner of our ‘Amazing Lockdown’ Short Story Competition: Ben Mitchell, for his story titled ‘Tunundra Valley’.
We are pleased to announce that Geelong Regional Libraries’ branches and Mobile Libraries will re-open to the public on Tuesday 9 June.
National Simultaneous Storytime may look a little different this year but we’re excited to share the details of how you can get involved.
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.
We are pleased to share that the City of Greater Geelong has brought forward scheduled refurbishment work on three of our libraries.
Library branches to remain closed for now, but Home Library Service will resume for existing clients.
Submit your entries for the The Amazing Lockdown Short Story Competition.
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.
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.
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.
All Geelong Regional Library Corporation branches and mobile libraries will be closed until further notice.
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.
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.
Belmont Library is open as usual while building works take place during March.
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.
Read More, Read Widely! Get involved with the Autumn Book Binge and be in the running to win great prizes.
Grab a bargain for a good cause, at the Geelong West Monster Book Fair.
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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