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Notice of temporary reduced opening hours

Thursday 28 April 2022

Like many organisations in our region, Geelong Regional Libraries has been heavily impacted by the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Staff shortages have meant that we often need to close libraries at short notice or reduce operating hours. 

To better help us respond to this situation, and provide a more continuous service to the community, we are changing our operating hours at many of our libraries from Wednesday 30 March. This will assist us to manage staffing requirements across all our libraries, and will minimise the need for last minute closures.

In making these changes, we have looked at the way communities are currently using our libraries to ensure we are limiting the impact of the changes on our customers.

Please refer to the 'locate' section of our website for information about opening hours at your local library. Last-minute changes to opening hours or library closures will be communicated on our social media channels: 




Thank you for your understanding as we navigate these difficult times.

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