Catalogue service interruption: There is currently an issue with online requests. Please contact the Library if you are unable to order items online. 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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Our publications

The State Library of Victoria collaborates with a range of publishing houses to publish high-quality books and journals. These attractive and engaging publications showcase our unique collection; topics range from architecture, design and photography to biography and social history. Many are lavishly illustrated with items from our extraordinarily diverse pictures, maps, manuscripts and rare books collections.

To find out more about these books, browse the list below or visit Readings bookshop at the Library or the Readings website. We would advise that you check with Readings for availability. A few titles are marked out of print below, but you can find them all in the Library’s collection.

La Trobe Journal

A scholarly journal published by the State Library of Victoria Foundation twice a year. See the La Trobe Journal website for a full-text online archive of every edition printed since 1968, excluding the two most recent editions.

State Library of Victoria News

A lively news magazine produced with the support of the State Library of Victoria Foundation, published three times a year.


High-quality publications drawing on the collections and history of the State Library.