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  • Richard Flanagan appointed Australia’s inaugural Chair of Literature

    9 Nov 2015

    The acclaimed Australian author has been appointed as the Boisbouvier Founding Chair of Australian Literature at the University of Melbourne. READ MORE.

  • Curiouser and curiouser

    9 Oct 2015

    To mark the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s beloved children’s book, the first edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is going on display in our free Mirror of the World exhibition. READ MORE.

  • Ian Potter Foundation donates $10 million to restore Queen’s Hall

    10 Sep 2015

    The Ian Potter Foundation will become the lead philanthropic donor for the refurbishment of the Library’s historic Queen’s Hall. READ MORE.