Wednesday 30 December 2020
We are pleased to share news of further easing of COVID-19 restrictions in libraries during January, and draw attention to changes related to the issuing of overdue fines.
The following changes will come into effect from Saturday 2 January 2021:
Borrowing periods and overdue fines
Please note that from Saturday 2 January, normal borrowing periods for collection items will apply. From Monday 18 January, overdue fines will be reinstated. Please be sure to return overdue items before this date to avoid a fine! Overdue fines have not been charged or accumulated since 18 March 2020. Please speak with a staff member at your library if you need further information about fines, or to discuss your situation.
For further information about our library services at this time, including an overview of capacity limits in each branch and mobile library, please visit our Coronavirus information page.
The health and safety of staff and the broader community continues to be our priority, and we thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we navigate this period.
Back to news
Following announcements from the Victoria Government, face masks will be mandatory inside libraries from 5pm, 31 December 2020.
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.