Library services

Glenelg Libraries aims to develop inclusive, positive, learning communities through open access to ideas, information, knowledge and technology, and participation in networks and activities across the Glenelg Shire.

In line with public libraries across the state and nation, and across the world, Glenelg Libraries aims to be much more than a book lending facility. We seek to deliver outstanding library services to all areas of Glenelg Shire and increasingly involve community and other organisations in joint ventures and partnerships which make best use of resources and facilities and result in enhanced community programs.

The Glenelg Shire Council established a stand alone library service in July 2005, following the wind up of the Glenelg Regional Library Corporation. The area served by the Glenelg Council is located in the far south-western part of Victoria, approximately 370 kilometres from the nearest capital city - Melbourne. Branch libraries are located at Portland, Casterton and Heywood with Outreach locations at Nelson, Merino, Digby, and Dartmoor.

The Glenelg Libraries provide library collections of around 35000 items and comprise books, magazines, videos, CD's, cassettes, newspapers, CD-Rom, and E-books. Library staff assist clients by providing advice about what to read next, help to search and locate information in our collection, as well as using computer resources to assist in the research of topics via the internet. Printing, online databases and other various software programs are also available, as well as basic Internet and IT training.

View the Library Catalogue

Library Location

Casterton Town Hall
67 Henty Street
Casterton VIC 3311
Ph. (03) 5522 2265

Tourism and Events e-newsletter


The e-newsletter contains the previous season visitor’s statistics with editorial summary, as well as key articles, links to blogs and embedded video’s highlighting tourism in the Shire.  Past and upcoming events are also highlighted with an editorial and plenty of images, and links for subscribers to list their event on our Glenelg Shire website. 

Casterton's new Australian Kelpie Centre


We are excited to showcase our new promo highlighting Casterton's new Australian Kelpie Centre with plenty of well known local faces and places featuring throughout. Make sure you stop in to get your own selfie with a kelpie - the centre is open 7 days a week 9am to 5pm.