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Support Us

The services provided by Geelong Regional Library Corporation, incorporating Geelong Heritage Centre, are at the heart of our thriving regional communities.

We are passionate about lifelong learning, community engagement, access, inclusion, culture and heritage, and we are proud to support the more than two million people who access our public libraries and services on an annual basis.

The committed team of staff and volunteers at Geelong Regional Libraries provides a vast range of library, heritage and information services to residents and visitors across the G21 region on behalf of our five member councils: Borough of Queenscliffe, City of Greater Geelong, Colac Otway Shire, Golden Plains Shire and Surf Coast Shire.

Through our network comprising 19 libraries, three mobile libraries and this website, we provide free, universal access to lifelong learning, reading and discovery.  Our services, both physical and virtual, are as diverse as the communities we serve.

Our purpose

A thriving public library service that boosts our communities’ health, prosperity, connectedness and belonging.

Our vision

Our Library Plan 2021-25: Connecting and Thriving outlines our vision under four key pillars.

By 2025, this is what you will be seeing:

  • Community

Geelong Regional Libraries is an innovative partner. We are addressing local needs with local solutions. You see us out and about in the region, focusing on vulnerable and hard to reach communities.

  • Places and spaces

Our spaces are adaptable and democratic; uplifting and sustainable.

  • Our people

Our team is curious, caring and skilled. We exhibit a spirit of experimentation that matches transformative times.

  • Regional leadership

Geelong Regional Libraries is known for leading regional recovery. We use our core strength for community good.

There are many ways you can support us and be a part of our thriving community.

 

Become a library member

  • Join our library as a member

Library membership

Impact Investors

Become a Geelong Regional Libraries' Impact Investor

Impact Investors are organisations who share our values and understand public libraries are leading regional recovery through essential social and cultural services, programs and infrastructure. We provide free, universal access to lifelong learning, reading and discovery across our nineteen libraries, three mobile libraries and via our virtual eCollections and online learning offers.

By becoming a Library Impact Investor, you will know that our services are aligned with your social impact goals and that your investment is addressing local needs with local solutions by partnering with an organisation that:

  • is truly community-focussed. Our people live their values through their work – we know that we are making a positive impact on the lives of people in our communities
  • is making a mark on our communities during a period of exciting regional transformative change – you can be a part of this
  • values innovation, creativity and collaboration; you will be valued for the contribution you make
  • provides library services in the G21 region and as a collaborative regional leader, contributes to the delivery of key local priorities.

To discuss further, please contact our Manager, Business Development on E: impact@grlc.vic.gov.au or P:(03) 4201 0517.

For more information, please download our Impact Investor prospectus.

 

Donate

With your donation, we can keep on helping our communities in the many ways only we can:

  • Building reading and literacy and a love of literature in the region’s next generation.
  • Delivering on significant history and heritage projects preserving the region’s past.
  • Offering a huge number of lifelong learning opportunities to people of all ages, cultures and interests.
  • Delivering excellent collections to meet the needs of our community.
  • Ensuring a digitally inclusive future.

And so much more…

If you would like to support the important work of Geelong Regional Library Corporation, you can make a tax-deductable* donation; please email us at info@grlc.vic.gov.au

Tax information
Donations of $2 or more to Geelong Regional Library Corporation are tax deductible. Geelong Regional Library Corporation ABN 63 706 286 838 is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient

Make a bequest

A gift in your will is a meaningful legacy which will support us to continue to build our library and heritage collections and cultural, educational and community engagement programs throughout our expansive region.

Making a bequest is a very personal act.

You can choose to leave your bequest to Geelong Regional Library Corporation for general use, or you can direct your bequest to a more specific program.

Bequests of any size will contribute to our future work and will be gratefully received. All bequests will be acknowledged and honoured on our website.

We recommend that you speak to a solicitor and financial advisor about your bequest options.

If you would like to discuss your bequest or leaving a gift for a specific purpose or activity, please contact us via impact@grlc.vic.gov.au 

Shelf Love

Welcome to Shelf Love, Geelong Regional Libraries’ retail shop!

Shelf Love is now available across our Geelong Regional Libraries network at Belmont library, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, Geelong West library, Torquay library and Waurn Ponds library. All locations offer unique collections of quirky, high quality gifts and apparel for library and book lovers of all ages.

We welcome you to drop into a library near you to browse the range available at Shelf Love or you can shop directly at the Shelf Love e-shop.

Keep an eye out for new items that will be added to our range regularly.

Thanks to our Friends and Impact Investors

Geelong Regional Libraries would like to sincerely thank the following organisations for their support of the Friends of the Library and Impact Investor programs.

 

 

 

 

Volunteer with us

Find out about volunteering opportunities with Geelong Regional Libraries here