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April public holiday closures

Our libraries will be closed over the Easter weekend and on Anzac Day.

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Bannockburn Library open after maintenance works

Bannockburn Library is now open again with normal opening hours, after undergoing some maintenance works.

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Shaping your library's future

Wondering where to next for libraries in our region? We want to hear from you! We are developing our Library Plan 2021–2025 and we want to know your ideas.

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Introducing LinkedIn Learning; our new resource for members

We are delighted to be able to offer our members a fantastic new online learning resource; LinkedIn Learning.

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Colac Otway Shire residents to reap benefits of library transition

Plans are now well advanced for the transition of the Colac Otway Shire (COS) libraries to the Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC).

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Libraries re-opening Thursday 18 February

We are pleased to announce that libraries will be re-opening on Thursday 18 February.

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Libraries temporarily closed from Friday 12 February

Due to today’s announcement of Stage 4 Restrictions for Victoria, Geelong Regional Library Corporation will be closing all branches and mobile library services from Friday 12 February (at the usual branch closing time) until at least Thursday 18 February 2021 pending any further instructions from the State Government.

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New Drysdale Library - Public info sessions

Have you heard the exciting news? The City of Greater Geelong is building a new Drysdale library in the town square to service Drysdale, Clifton Springs, Curlewis and northern Bellarine Peninsula communities.

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CovidSafe Summer – changes during January

Further changes will come into effect at libraries during January 2021, as COVID-19 restrictions are eased.

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Closures for festive season & Staff Day

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.

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Patti Manolis to step down as CEO of the GRLC

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.

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GRLC welcomes new Board

The GRLC is pleased to welcome a number of new members, as well as some experienced familiar faces, to its Board.

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COVIDSafe Summer at the Library

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.

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Queenscliff Library opening at temporary location!

The Queenscliff Library will open on Wednesday 2 December at 18 Hesse Street.

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TAC announced as first Corporate Friend of the Library

We are proud to announce the TAC as our inaugural Corporate Friend of the Library.

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Take our READS survey!

We're inviting the community to have their say in our ‘Reader Engagement, Advocacy and Development Strategy' survey.

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Visitor capacity limits and time limits increased

We are pleased to be able to increase visitor capacity and time limits in library branches.

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Word for Word 2020 Festival Program - online!

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.

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Colac Otway Shire to join Geelong Regional Libraries

Plans are well underway for Colac Otway Shire libraries to join the Geelong Regional Library Corporation as its fifth Member Council.

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Geelong Honours Them - watch the video

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.

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Melbourne Cup and Ballarat Show Day services

Find out which library services are changing on Melbourne Cup (Tuesday 4 November) and Ballarat Show Day (Friday 13 November).

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Queenscliff Library Update

Please note that there has been a delay in Queenscliff Library’s move to its new temporary location.

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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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