Monday 19 October 2020
We would like to let you know about some recent changes which may affect the way you access our eNewspapers and eMagazines collections.
Earlier this year, following a review of our digital magazine and newspaper collections, we introduced PressReader to our eCollection. This is a fantastic – and free – digital resource which provides library members with access to more than 7,000 international and local eMagazines and eNewspaper titles.
We wish to advise you that most of the content which was previously available in our RB Digital collection is now accessible via PressReader. However, you will continue to be able to access New Scientist and National Geographic titles via RB Digital.
The Age and The Financial Review newspapers can be accessed via the links on our eCollections page.
PressReader is easy to use, and can be accessed via the library website or by using the PressReader app. To use the app, simply search for PressReader on Google Play Store (on an Android device) or App Store (on an Apple device) and download to your device. The rest is as simple as 1, 2, 3:
1. In the ‘Sign In’ area, select the blue ‘Libraries & Groups’ button
2. From the pull down menu search/select Geelong Regional Library Corporation
3. Enter your Library Membership number and PIN
We hope you enjoying exploring our digital collections. If you have any questions, you can call the eCollections Support Helpline on (03) 4201 0645, or contact your local branch.
Back to news
The Barwon Heads Library will be reopening on Friday 30 July, from the usual opening time,
We have made the difficult decision to cancel the Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival in 2021, to allow us time to undertake a thorough review of the festival format. We hope that the festival will be back in 2022, and will continue to share updates on our website and social media channels.
All Geelong Regional Libraries branches and mobile libraries are open!
All libraries and mobile library services will remain closed until Wednesday 28 July (at the usual branch opening time), pending any further instructions from the government.
Due to the recent announcement of a statewide lockdown , Geelong Regional Libraries will be closing all branches and mobile library services from Thursday 15 July (at the usual branch closing time).
Please note that the case identified at Barwon Heads Primary School resulted in the Barwon Heads Library being closed from Thursday 15 July as a precaution.