Catalogue service interruption: Due to an upgrade, the catalogue will be unavailable from 9pm AEST on Wednesday, 3 September until 10am AEST Thursday, 4 September. We apologise for any inconvenience.

La Trobe Reading Room event: A traditional Chinese drum performance will be held in the La Trobe Reading Room on Thursday 4 September, from 6pm until 6.10pm. More information

Catalogue service interruption & La Trobe Reading Room event
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What's on this week

Ned Kelly's death mask
  • Wednesday 3 September 2014, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Meet in front foyer
Victor Hugo – Les Misérables – From Page to Stage
  • Tuesday 2 September 2014, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
  • Library forecourt
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  • Wednesday 3 September 2014, 10:30am - 11:00am
  • The Courtyard