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Libraries are closed; Click & Collect available

Saturday 21 August 2021

Due to today’s announcement of a lockdown for regional Victoria, Geelong Regional Library Corporation has closed all library branches and Mobile Library. They will re-open on Friday 3 September (at usual branch opening time), pending any further announcements from the State Government.

While we are disappointed to close our doors again, we remain dedicated to doing our bit to protect the health and wellbeing of our community and our staff. We look forward to seeing our communities when we re-open. In the meantime, we will be offering a Click & Collect service, please see below for more information.

Click & Collect will be available on the afternoon of Saturday 21 August in branches usually open beyond 1pm.

Click & Collect will be available at the rest of our libraries (except Western Heights College and Mobile Libraries) from Monday 23 August:

  • Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm at all branches (other than Western Heights College)
  • Saturdays, 9am – 5pm at Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, Corio Library, Waurn Ponds Library and Bemont Library
  • Saturdays 9am – 12noon at all other branches usually open on a Saturday (except Western Heights College)
  • Place bookings via the online form or by calling your local library.

During lockdown, we recommend you also visit our Your Library @ Home – a hub for entertaining, educational and informative video content, podcasts, downloadable resources and links for children, young people and adults. 

Our eCollection is available to all library members, and includes a wide range of eBooks, eAudiobooks, newspapers, magazines and film, video and content, plus a range of useful and interesting resources; find it here.

Physical library events and programs remain suspended until further notice; however we are pleased to continue to offer diverse and high quality online events. You can also access recordings of previous events dating back to March 2020. See our online Story Time@Home events here, upcoming and past author talks here, and all online events and workshops here.

To stay up-to-date with the latest news from the library, we recommend you sign up for our monthly eNewsletter, follow us on social media and keep an eye on the dedicated Coronavirus page on our website, which will be updated regularly.

For further information on COVID-19 and how to best manage your risks please visit the Department of Health & Human Services website.

Thank you for your understanding and support. We hope you and your loved ones keep safe during this difficult time.

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