Easter & Anzac Day: The Library will be closed on Good Friday. More information

Visit a gallery
Browse our artwork collections
People viewing pictures in the Cowen Gallery
Victorian Historical Journal
Now digitised from 1911 to 2010
Map of provincial Victoria, 1853
Family History & Newspapers The Family History & Newspapers room is now open in the NE Courtyard
Black and white photo of a father reading the newspaper with his 3 children
FREE EXHIBITION  Celebrate the magical, imaginative world of children’s picture books
Illustration of a boy riding on a gorilla with the text 'Once Upon a Time'
Anzac Day Follow a battalion's journey from Australia to Gallipoli
Sergeant George Auchterlonie astride his horse Paddy
Now showing Marvel at unforgettable images of classical and baroque Rome by Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Illustration of a classical statue on a yellow background with words 'Rome: Piranesi's Vision'
WORLD-FIRST EXHIBITION  Discover the story behind Les Misérables
Image of Cosette from Les Misérables

What's on this week

Photo of a giant chess set on the forecourt of the library
  • Thursday 17 April 2014, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Library forecourt
Children drawing with crayons ©Andrew Lloyd
  • Thursday 17 April 2014, 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Meet in front foyer
Audience in canvas deckchairs are absorbed in a film at Experimedia, State Library of Victoriato
  • Thursday 17 April 2014, 6:00pm
  • Village Roadshow Theatrette