With the exception of the Geelong Library, all branches and Mobile Libraries in our network will be closed on Monday 14 October.
The Geelong Regional Library Corporation's Annual Report 2018/19 is now available to view online or in hard copy format at any of our 17 library branches and two Mobile Libraries.
Our libraries observe the following public holidays according to their municipalities: Geelong Show Day - Friday 18 October, Geelong Cup Day - Wednesday 23 October and Melbourne Cup Day - Tuesday 5 November.
The Word for Word Festival returns to the Dome this November with big name authors, speakers and personalities - and tickets are now on sale!
Our October e-newsletter is now available. Find out about news from the library and upcoming events!
Do you, or does someone you know, need a quiet place to study? We are pleased to offer a special room hire rate for students so they can have a nice, quiet, private space to study.
All libraries will be closed on Friday 27 September for the AFL Grand Final Friday public holiday.
Geelong Regional Libraries is honoured to support the historic work of the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission by hosting a polling station for the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria election at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.
We’re very pleased to advise that the Geelong West Library and the City of Greater Geelong’s Geelong West Customer Service Centre are scheduled to re-open on Monday 23 September, in time for the start of the school holidays. We would like to thank the Geelong West community for their patience and understanding during this time.
An update on the temporary closure of the Geelong West Library.
Today marks 60 years of a Geelong Library operating at 49-51 Little Malop Street, Geelong, the site on which the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre currently stands. Read on for a brief overview of the history of the Library.
Patrons are advised that Western Heights College Library will be closed on Thursday 5 September due to a Curriculum Day.
Mention the library and most people will think about borrowing a book rather than publishing their own. But for Geelong woman, Prue Moriarty, the library helped her to finish writing and publish her own book, The Hunt for Code Polaris, a psychological-thriller about espionage during the Cold War.
Siblings Soraya, Mustafa and Murtaza grew up in Pakistan and until they moved to Australia, had never set foot in a library. In 2015, they moved with their family to Geelong and have been visiting their local Corio Library almost every week since.
Geelong Regional Libraries (GRLC) is proud to have attained eSmart Status.
For a week in October, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will be bringing their exciting Education program to Geelong.
A stunning and free exhibition of world-class photography will be on display to the public at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.
The ever-popular Geelong West Monster Book Fair returns to the Geelong West Town Hall this Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July.
Our July e-newsletter is now available. Find out what is coming up and start booking!
We regret that the Bellarine & Surf Coast mobile library is experiencing mechanical difficulties and will be off road until next Tuesday.
Patti Manolis has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) as announced by the Governor-General today.
All Geelong Regional Libraries will be closed for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday on Monday 10 June. Normal opening hours resume on Tuesday 11 June.
Please be advised that the Special Meeting scheduled for Wednesday 29 May 2019 to hear public submissions regarding the GRLC's Draft Budget 2019/20 and Strategic Resource Plan 2019/23 has been cancelled, due to no public submissions being received.
National Reconciliation Week runs annually from 27 May to 3 June and is a chance for all Australians to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
We are handing the public the keys to the Vault – Victoria’s largest regional heritage archives catalogue is now just a quick click away.
As part of National Simultaneous Storytime, Geelong Regional Library Corporation Chair, Councillor Ron Nelson and fellow local government representatives will guest read Alpacas with Maracas to children at libraries across the region on Wednesday 22 May.
We're pleased to announce the Bellarine-Surf Coast Mobile Library truck is back on the road after undergoing urgent repairs.
Portraits of Justice is a free exhibition created by innovative young people to understand and engage with legal services that can improve their lives.
The Dome will be alive with sound and music … as Geelong After Dark returns for 2019.
All library branches and mobile libraries will be closed for Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays.
Chilwell Library has reopened to the public following a short closure for refurbishments.
The Bellarine Surf-Coast Mobile Library service is currently experiencing a limited service at some stops.
The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available to members of Geelong Regional Libraries, providing access to 30,000 films for free.
The Geelong West Rotary Club’s first Monster Book Fair for 2019 will be held at Geelong West Town Hall on Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March.
The exhibition, Remembering the End - Peace celebrations and life after World War I in Geelong and the Barwon Region, is currently touring to library branches across the region.
Visit the Geelong Heritage Centre Reading Room and immerse yourself in imagery and objects from Geelong in the 1970s. While you're there share a 'groovy' or 'far out' memory of 1970s Geelong on a memory postcard.
All Geelong Regional Libraries will be closed for the Labour Day public holiday on Monday 11 March. Normal opening hours resume on Tuesday 12 March.
Patrons are advised that Chilwell Library is closed for refurbishments from Monday 18 March, and will reopen to the public on Thursday 4 April.
Please be advised of changes to the regular opening hours at Western Heights College Library.
We regret that there will be no mobile library service to Anakie today (Tuesday 15 January) due to a mechanical issue with the Golden Plains Mobile Library vehicle.
Come along and celebrate the opening of the new Leopold Library with a Free Family Fun Day on Saturday 8 December from 10am-3pm.
The Mik Maks will be performing, as well as Roaming Reptiles, storytelling, face-painting and a visit from Santa!
The Borough of Queenscliffe Council is calling for community feedback to guide the next steps in the revitalisation of Hesse Street.
Applications are currently being sought from individuals who are interested in joining the Geelong Heritage Centre Collection Advisory Committee.
Books Beyond Boundaries is a creative arts project now on show at the Dome until 22 December. It features books which have been annotated, altered, or remade by community members of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
We are proud to once again partner with Geelong Food Relief Centre to support local people in need through the Food for Fines appeal, running from 26 November to 14 December 2018.
Remembering the End - Peace celebrations and life after World War I in Geelong and the Barwon Region will be on display to the public at the Geelong Heritage Centre from Tuesday 13 November until February 2019, before touring to library branches across the region.
Golden Plains Mobile Library customers are advised that a limited service has now resumed on this route.
Australian literary powerhouse Helen Garner, distinguished advocate for Indigenous Australia Professor Marcia Langton, six-time Walkley Award winner Kerry O’Brien, feminist icon Clementine Ford, renowned historian Peter Cochrane, and writer and actor William McInnes – these are just some of the big names set to grace the literary stage at the 2018 Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival, Geelong.
A partnership between the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum and Geelong Regional Libraries has enabled broad public access to the Museum’s rich maritime book collection for the first time.
Saturday 13 October, 7pm-late
Geelong Library & Heritage Centre
The international phenomena White Night is coming to Geelong on Saturday 13 October, and Geelong Library & Heritage Centre will host the amazing art installation Phantasmagoria by artist Christopher Langton.