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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Fact sheets

The Library will be producing brief fact sheets on some of our most iconic collection items as well as popular topics reflecting current events and media stories.

Check back regularly to see what we've added most recently.

If you don't find what you need here check our online education resources section and collections pages for insights into key moments in Victorian history.