As if there weren’t already enough reasons to be a member of the Geelong Regional Library Corporation, this magnificent one might have slipped under the radar recently. It’s so easy to join – just go to your local branch – and there are heaps of them. You can also join online but obviously you can’t borrow hard-copy books, journals, CDs etc. Details for joining the library can be found on the website – https://grlc.vic.gov.au/services/join-library .
The image might give you a clue about the most recent and exciting reason to be a member of GRLC! If you look closely it is a section of Page 17 from the Addy dated 20 June 2022 – yesterday’s paper. And you could also read the Addy from today – free and online.
The Addy isn’t the only paper you can now access online with your library card membership login.
From the Home Page, login with your membership details. Select BROWSE / eCollections. If this is all new to you then you might want to spend time looking at the myriad of options. BUT if you want to get to the newest bit, just select NEWSBANK under Newspapers and Magazines. This is what you’ll find:
Access Australia provides access to over 700 Australian and international news sources, including The Geelong Advertiser, The Age and The Herald Sun. It includes all digital formats, including full text newspapers and image editions that are fully searchable.
Daily newspapers are available by mid-morning.
No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you – Geelong Advertiser, The Age, and The Herald Sun – all online and free!
Here’s the selection from Newsbank.
I’ll stop here – there is so much that you’ll want to play with and learn how to get the most out of this wonderful option provided by our own Geelong Regional Library Corporation.
HAVE FUN !