News & Blog


Digital news and magazine update

Friday 29 April 2022

We've simplified how you can access digital magazines and news publications via our eCollection. 

From now on, go to Newsbank for all eNews, and Libby for all eMagazines! Both Newsbank and Libby are available via our eCollection which you can find here

We are very excited to offer Newsbank Access Australia as our central eNews database. You can access digital copies of The Geelong Advertiser, The Age, The Herald Sun and more than 700 other national and international news sources in the one easy to search database, accessible anywhere with your library card. The current day's paper is available from mid-morning at the latest, and can be viewed either full text or as an image of the printed paper.

Please note, Pressreader is no longer available in our eCollection. If you would like to continue reading eNews titles that are not covered by Newsbank, you can access Pressreader from the State Library of Victoria with a free membership. All magazines that were offered in Pressreader are still available through Libby, which is now our key eMagazine database.

Staff at your local library will be happy to help you explore the eCollection. 

Back to news

You may also like...

Woman seated at a table working on a craft project News

Call for Expressions of Interest: Geelong Regional Libraries Arts and Craft Market Day

Calling all local makers, artists and creatives! We invite you to submit an expression of interest (EOI) to sell your wares and creations at Geelong Regional Libraries Arts and Craft Market Day on Saturday 3 December 2022.


Create & Connect Storytelling and art sessions

We're proud to partner with Golden Plains Shire Council to deliver the Create and Connect Program for community members who are living with dementia or experiencing early onset dementia and their carers or companions.

Interior image of Queenscliffe library News

Queenscliff Library has re-opened

We are delighted to let you know that library services have resumed from the new Queenscliff Library (55 Hesse Street) as of Monday 26 September.

Black and white photo showing crowds gathered  on Gheringhap Street for the Queen's visit to Geelong in 1954 News

Libraries closed for public holidays

All Geelong Regional Libraries' branches and Mobile Libraries will be closed on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 September due to public holidays.


Digitise, share and preserve precious family memories at the library

Saving Family Stories will provide people in the local community with free access to equipment and technical support to scan, save, edit and share old negatives, slides, video footage and photographs. This project will allow precious family stories and treasured memories to be shared and enjoyed, and digitally preserved for generations to come.


nbn co drop in sessions

Together with nbn co we invite you to upcoming drop-in sessions to learn more about the nbn access network. Nbn co will have representatives aboard our mobile libraries in Golden Plains Shire and Colac Otway Shire Council who can help: