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Rediscover your local library this winter

Monday 23 May 2022

Has it been a while since you last visited the library? If so, there’s never been a better time to return yourself to the library and discover what’s new.
Need convincing? Read on.

Fine free, forever

Did you know, Geelong Regional Libraries has recently gone fine free? We no longer charge overdue fines, and you can borrow up to 40 items from our physical collection, so it’s the perfect time to get back into borrowing and reading.

24/7, online and free

If you haven’t explored our eCollection recently, you may be surprised to discover all that is on offer, for free, to library members including:

• film streaming with Kanopy
• a vast collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks
• resources for children
• digital magazine and newspapers
• training from LinkedIn Learning.

Events for young and old

Our libraries provide a great program of events, programs and activities for children, young people and adults. From author talks to school holiday programs; story time to technology know-how, there is truly something for everyone. Discover the full program on our website or pick up a What’s On brochure in libraries, to see highlights for the months ahead.

Connect (and collect)

All our libraries offer fast free WiFi, plus most offer printing and scanning services, meeting room hire, magazines and newspapers for browsing and comfortable working spaces. So, next time you’re picking up your holds, stay a while and make the most of a cozy and warm spot to read, work or meet with friends or colleagues.

Discover your local hub of creativity, connection and collections – return yourself to the library today, we can’t wait to see you!


About the Return Yourself to the Library campaign

30 million people visit public libraries in Victoria every year to access collections, attend programs and events, engage with others in their community, utilise technology and computer services, learn new skills, and foster their love a reading. As a member of Geelong Regional Libraries, you join over 2 million Victorians who also access the full benefits of their local public library. We are joining public library services around Victoria in encouraging people to return to the library after extended lockdowns, and rediscover creativity, community, and the collection.

(Need to join the library or reactive your membership? Easy! Find out more.)

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