Library membership is free and it is simple to join. Residents may join the library by visiting one of our libraries and providing proof of current residential address and agreeing to the Membership Terms and Conditions below. Temporary membership are available to non-Victorian residents.
For those under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian will need to show proof of current residential address and agree to the Membership Terms and Conditions on your behalf.
Membership terms and conditions
The Membership Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice.
Effective as of 1st July 2011
Adult items and music CDs $0.30 per day per item
DVDs/videos $0.30 per day per item
Fines for damaged materials
CD and DVD case or slick replacement $5.00
RFID tags and barcode replacement $5.00
Lost/totally damaged item Cost of item + $5.00 administration fee
Replacement membership cards $3.30
Photocopying and PC printing
A4 page (B&W) $0.25
A3 page (B&W) $0.50
A4 page (Colour) $1.00
A3 page (Colour) $2.00
Card Laminating $1.00
A4 Laminating $1.50
Australia – first page $2.00
Overseas – first page $5.00
Subsequent pages $1.00
USB stick (2GB) $10.00
Meeting Rooms for Hire
Belmont, Corio and Newcomb Libraries Prices available here
Borrowing and returning items
Members may borrow materials from any library or mobile library. They are required to present their library card each time they borrow from the library.
Members may borrow up to 40 items, including up to 10 items in each of the following categories – DVDs, music CDs and videos.
Magazines; videos; Music CDs; DVDs 2 weeks
Books; audio books, CD Roms 4 weeks
Loans may be renewed provided the items have not been requested by another member. Items may be renewed twice through the online catalogue, by telephone, or in person.
Each member can place holds on 10 items at any one time. When a hold is placed on an item it prevents the current borrower from renewing the item. The member can specify which library the hold will be collected from. Members must present their library card when collecting holds.
When borrowing, members are given a date due slip listing the items borrowed and the dates the items are due for return. To avoid overdue fines, items must be returned by the due date.
Items may be returned to any Library or Mobile Library within the Geelong Regional Library network.
After hours return chutes are available at the following libraries: