Checking out library books

The Torquay Library and Surf Coast mobile library are both part of the Geelong Regional Libraries network.



Torquay Library

Location: Surf City Plaza (corner of Beach Road and Surf Coast Highway)
Phone: 5261 3049

  • Books, music, magazines, movies, audiobooks, ebooks and more for loan
  • 12 computers with internet access
  • iPads for use in the library
  • free WiFi for members
  • weekly Preschool Storytime, Toddler Time and Babytime Nursery Verses
  • touchscreen PCs with early literacy and numeracy games for children
  • wheelchair access and a computer at wheelchair height.


Monday: 10am to 5.30pm
Tuesday: 10am to 5:30pm
Wednesday: 10am to 5:30pm
Thursday: 10am to 8pm
Friday: 10am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm
Sunday: 1:30pm to 4pm

Mobile library

A mobile library visits Surf Coast towns, providing access to Geelong Regional Libraries' huge collection. You can also access free WiFi, computers and iPads on the mobile library, as well as printing, scanning and photocopying facilities.

View the mobile library timetable.

Toy libraries

Toy libraries operate across the Surf Coast, offering a range of toys that encourage learning and creativity.

View toy library locations

Become a library member

Friendly staff members will help you become a library member – it's easy and free. Bring proof of ID with your address to the Torquay or mobile library, and membership can be confirmed within minutes.

What does membership include?

Library members can browse the full library catalogue, and request items to be delivered to the Torquay or mobile libraries. Items can be returned to the mobile library or any of the 16 libraries in the GRLC network.


Toy Library Locations:

Surf Coast Toy Library - Torquay

Torquay Children's Hub
27 Grossmans Road, Torquay 
Tuesday and Saturday 9.30am to 11.00am
Contact Emily:
Phone: 0429 416 778 

Platypus Toy Library - Anglesea

McMillian Street, Anglesea 
Every second Monday 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Every second Saturday 9.30am to 10.30am
(not during school holidays) 
Contact Kristine Stephens:
Phone: 0410 640 472

Winchelsea Community House Toy Library

28 Hesse Street, Winchelsea
Monday 9am to 12pm (not during school holidays)
Free membership and cost of $2 for two toys for two weeks.
Phone: 5267 2028 

Lorne Toy Library

Lorne Community House
16 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne
Second and fourth Thursday of each month and first Saturday of the month 10am to 11am
Phone: 5289 2972