Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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National & State Libraries Australasia

The State Library of Victoria is an active member of National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) (previously Council of Australian State Libraries, or CASL), the peak body representing state and territory libraries and the national libraries of Australia and New Zealand.

It is focused on Re-imagining Library Services, a major project involving all members of NSLA in initiatives that seek to enhance people’s access to information and collections, no matter where they live. Read more about the Re-imagining Library Services project on the NSLA website.


Trove is a search service focused on Australia and Australians. It supplements what search engines provide with reliable information from Australia's cultural institutions.

Trove is an initiative of the National Library of Australia and part of the NSLA Reimagining Library Services project.


The national MyLanguage portal was a joint partnership between the state and territory libraries of NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, WA, NT and ACT, enabling people to search and find information on the internet in over 60 languages. The service closed on 8 August 2014.