Newsletter

April 2020

Library News
April 2020
Library Closure
All our libraries are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But... our on-line library is open! Check out our huge range of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, kids stories,  movies and documentaries and much much more.
Go to www.gvlibraries.com.au
We're Still Here For You
While we are closed, we have taken steps to help our members.
  • Loans have been extended on all items until 13th May.
  • Items on hold have been extended until 13th May.
  • If you don’t want to come out to return items, hold onto them until we re-open.
  • If you want to return items to the library, use the After-Hours Return Chute.
  • Our free public Wi-Fi remains available 24/7 from outside our library.
Our staff are still working behind the scenes.
'Click and Collect' Library Loans
  1. Go to www.gvlibraries.com.au
  2. Search the library catalogue
  3. Place books on HOLD. Ring us if you don’t know your PIN.
  4. We will call you when they are ready to pick up.
  5. Your loans will be left in a safe place to collect at your scheduled time.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a computer. Just call us with your library card ready, and the list of books you want. We will select the books, check them out to you, and they will be ready for you to pick up at the arranged time and place.   Call us if you need any help 1300 374 765
Have you checked out Borrow Box yet?
Trying to keep the kids occupied? Using the BorrowBox app and their library card, they can download FREE eBooks and eAudiobooks! And on your own device, you can use your own library card to grab some quiet time for yourself and listen to an eAudiobook.   Hundreds of titles to choose from, with something to suit all tastes, at www.gvlibraries.com.au/ebooks

Kanopy - free movie streaming

Don't have Netflix? Seen everything on Disney+?
Try Kanopy, our FREE on-demand video-streaming service. Over 26,000 carefully selected films from hundreds of popular producers and thousands of independent filmmakers.
Now including Kanopy Kids: entertainment for children aged preschool & up - at www.gvlibraries.com.au

AncestryLibrary - from home

The folks at AncestryLibrary have enabled access from home! Previously only available from within our branches, you can now use your library card and PIN to log in and start researching your family history. Follow the link at www.gvlibraries.com.au. Call 1300 374 765 or email gvrlc@gvrlc.vic.gov.au for more information.

Gale Health and Wellness

In these times of uncertainty and concern, Gale is providing FREE REMOTE ACCESS to the Gale Health and Wellness database for all libraries in Australia & New Zealand until 30th June 2020. This database has been known and trusted in ANZ libraries for decades.

 Gale Health and Wellness is automatically updated with the latest daily content from News Articles, Academic Journals, Reference, Magazines, Videos & Audio and the Coronavirus topic page features a link at the top of the homepage.

Find the link at our eLibrary page.

Furphy Literary Award

The Furphy Literary Award has been established to promote and extend the tradition of storytelling that is so much part of Australian life.  The Open Category carries a major prize of $15,000 and entries are open until 30 April.
The junior and youth categories are open to writers in the Goulburn Valley region with a prize pool of $1,350. Entries close on 31 May. Find out more on our website.

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