Geelong libraries turn over new leaf with expansion of digital collections

(6 October 2015) Geelong libraries are rapidly expanding their digital collections, as they cater for massive growth in demand for electronic books and audiobooks.

The explosion in e-materials has seen paper borrowings drop for the first time, with Geelong Regional Library Corporation recording a six per cent fall for physical items in 2014-15.

The opening of the new $45.5 million centrepiece library in Little Malop St next month will accelerate the digital transformation, backed by a free wi-fi service of 1GB per second.

The Geelong Advertiser has the story by Shane Fowles.