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Libraries closed from COB Thursday 15 July

Due to the recent announcement of a statewide lockdown for Victoria, Geelong Regional Libraries will be closing all branches and mobile library services from Thursday 15 July (at the usual branch closing time), and will re-open on Wednesday 21 July (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 from Friday 16 July. The service will be available Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, and you can place bookings via the online form or by calling your local library from 9am Friday 16 July. This service will be available at all branches with the following exceptions:

  • Western Heights College Library and our mobile libraries
  • Barwon Heads Library

During this period, external return chutes will be open however due dates for borrowed items will be extended until libraries re-open and no fines will be issued during this period.

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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