Tuesday, 1 January 2019–Wednesday, 1 January 2020
Inky Awards Shortlist announced
What's on at the Library
Join the volunteer greeters program
Velvet, Iron, Ashes exhibition announced
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Digital image pool
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The State Library is the keeper of Victoria's history – and home to millions of stories. Get to know the treasures and curiosities from our incredible collection, and hear tales from our community and from inside the Library.
The doll John Batman gave to his daughter is a fascinating relic from early Melbourne.
Wondering about your ancestors' wartime experiences? Find out how to research your family's military history.
Come behind the scenes & hear from our experts
Miss Redhead first appeared on the Bryant and May matchbox label in 1947.