Following an extensive period of consultation with our staff, the public and other key stakeholders, we’re proud to present Connecting and Thriving, our new Library Plan 2021-25.
Please be advised of upcoming library closures due to public holidays in October and November.
Colac Library customers are benefitting from a range of improved technology services, since the branch joined Geelong Regional Libraries' network in July.
Libraries in City of Greater Geelong and Surf Coast Shire are re-opening Monday 27 September.
All Geelong Regional Libraries' branches and Mobile Libraries will be closed on Friday 24 September for the Victorian public holiday.
We're running a regular online school holiday program, with two sessions running every weekday, 10.30am and 2.30pm on Zoom. These free sessions are aimed at different ages and interests.
All library branches and mobile library services in City of Greater Geelong and Surf Coast Shire are currently closed.
Due to protected industrial action being undertaken by some Geelong Regional Libraries’ employees, we regret that the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre will close early at 4pm on Thursday 16 September.
Due to today’s announcement of a lockdown for regional Victoria, Geelong Regional Library Corporation has closed all library branches and Mobile Library.
At its meeting held on 19 August 2021, the Geelong Regional Libraries’ Board resolved to place the Draft Library Plan 2021-25 on public exhibition in preparation for adoption by the Board on 19 September 2021.
We are pleased to announce that Geelong Regional Libraries’ branches and mobile libraries, and the Geelong Heritage Centre, will re-open to the public on Tuesday 10 August
Due to the recent announcement of a statewide lockdown for Victoria, Geelong Regional Library Corporation will be closing all branches and mobile library services from 6pm, Thursday 5 August.
The Barwon Heads Library will be reopening on Friday 30 July, from the usual opening time,
We have made the difficult decision to cancel the Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival in 2021, to allow us time to undertake a thorough review of the festival format. We hope that the festival will be back in 2022, and will continue to share updates on our website and social media channels.
All Geelong Regional Libraries branches and mobile libraries are open!
All libraries and mobile library services will remain closed until Wednesday 28 July (at the usual branch opening time), pending any further instructions from the government.
Due to the recent announcement of a statewide lockdown , Geelong Regional Libraries will be closing all branches and mobile library services from Thursday 15 July (at the usual branch closing time).
Please note that the case identified at Barwon Heads Primary School resulted in the Barwon Heads Library being closed from Thursday 15 July as a precaution.
We are very pleased to welcome our new library members from the Colac Otway Shire.
Can an exhibition help reunite the photographs with their rightful owners?
Vanessa Schernickau started in her role as Geelong Regional Libraries' new Chief Executive Officer on Monday 7 June; here you can learn a little more about who she is as a person and a leader.
Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, we are pleased to welcome families back to the library for story time sessions.
We are busy planning to welcome new library members and staff from Colac Oway Shire soon.
Join us for a week of special events for all people of all ages as we celebrate the transition of Colac Otway Shire libraries to Geelong Regional Libraries. All events will be COVIDSafe*.
All our branches and mobile libraries will be closed for the Queen's Birthday public holiday.
In line with recent Victorian Government advice, we are pleased to announce that Geelong Regional Libraries’ branches and mobile libraries will re-open to the public on Monday 7 June (at the regular branch opening time).
Due to the recent announcement of a statewide lockdown for Victoria, Geelong Regional Library Corporation will be closing all branches and mobile library services from Thursday 27 May (at the usual branch closing time), and will re-open on Monday 7 June (at usual branch opening time), pending any further announcements from the State Government.
The Victorian Government today announced the return of restrictions for residents of Greater Melbourne to manage the recent cluster of COVID-19 cases.
The Special Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday 27 May, has been cancelled.
GRLC will continue to prioritise the provision of a continuous and safe library service as union members on staff commence protected industrial action.
Have your little ones missed Toddler Time? We've sure missed you! Toddler Time is back.
We’d like to let you know about some changes to our digital magazine platforms.
Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances Belmont Library has had to close early today, 18 May 2021.
There will be a scheduled outage to our internet connection from 10pm Sunday night until approximately 6am Monday morning.
Would you like to experience the impressive views over the bay at your next corporate meeting or event? Together with the RK Group we have a special deal with 25% off venue hire and 10% off catering.
Please note, Corio Library will be closed from Sunday 23 May at 5pm and will reopen on Saturday 29 May due to scheduled electrical works.
We’re delighted to announce the launch of the first ever Geelong Regional Libraries’ app.
Please be advised that Belmont Library will be closed for refurbishments from 5pm Saturday 22 May and will re-open to the public on Monday 7 June.
At its Board meeting held on 22 April 2021, the Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) resolved to place the Draft Budget 2021-22 and Strategic Resource Plan 2021-2025 on public exhibition in preparation for adoption on 17 June 2021.
Geelong Regional Libraries is delighted to announce the appointment of Vanessa Schernickau as its new CEO.
Our libraries will be closed over the Easter weekend and on Anzac Day.
Bannockburn Library is now open again with normal opening hours, after undergoing some maintenance works.
Wondering where to next for libraries in our region? We want to hear from you! We are developing our Library Plan 2021–2025 and we want to know your ideas.
We are delighted to be able to offer our members a fantastic new online learning resource; LinkedIn Learning.
Plans are now well advanced for the transition of the Colac Otway Shire (COS) libraries to the Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC).
We are pleased to announce that libraries will be re-opening on Thursday 18 February.
Due to today’s announcement of Stage 4 Restrictions for Victoria, Geelong Regional Library Corporation will be closing all branches and mobile library services from Friday 12 February (at the usual branch closing time) until at least Thursday 18 February 2021 pending any further instructions from the State Government.
Have you heard the exciting news? The City of Greater Geelong is building a new Drysdale library in the town square to service Drysdale, Clifton Springs, Curlewis and northern Bellarine Peninsula communities.
Further changes will come into effect at libraries during January 2021, as COVID-19 restrictions are eased.
As we approach the end of the year, we'd like to share upcoming changes to our times and days of operations with our communities.