In March, Premier Daniel Andrews MP announced a shutdown of non-essential services and activity, to help combat the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our communities. In response to this directive, all Geelong Regional Library Corporation branches and mobile libraries closed until further notice, and library programming, events and outreach services were also suspended.
We are pleased to share that the City of Greater Geelong has brought forward scheduled refurbishment work on four of our libraries (Newcomb, Belmont, Corio and Geelong West) to enable works to be carried out while the facilities are closed in accordance with State Government COVID-19 directions. This has been initiated in order to minimise disruption to members and visitors and to ensure that these venues will be in better condition when they return to community use.
Some of these have already commenced, and we would like to acknowledge the efforts of City of Greater Geelong in their great work in getting these projects moving early:
Timing of the further easing of restrictions to allow the reopening of libraries is not yet known. Depending on the timeframe, these refurbishment works may affect services to the community after reopening We will keep you updated on these changes and timelines as we have more information.
Visit Your Library @ Home to see some amazing upcoming and past online events and lots of digitial resources to keep you going during this time.
Visit our eCollections to explore all the items and resources in our digital collection, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, newspapers, video content, magazines, reference resources and great activities for children,
Back to news
Due to local council elections, Geelong Regional Libraries will be in caretaker mode until 24 October. This means we'll be posting on social media and our website less often, and only covering regular programs and operational matters.
Plans are progressing for the exciting new Queenscliffe Hub, which will house the Library, Museum and Visitor Information Centre. The new facility will be a wonderful resource and shared space for the Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale communities.
From Friday 18 September, our Click & Deliver service will only be available to library members who meet eligibility criteria as a ‘vulnerable person’ or who cannot access our new Click & Collect service.
City of Greater Geelong is planning for the delivery of a new Drysdale library.
We’re excited to announce a new Instagram profile to help fans of Young Adult fiction discover new books: @checked.in.ya!
Introducing the new-look What’s On at the Library brochure, available to view on our website now!