Storytime for preschoolers
Enjoy free stories, songs & activities
An audience of small children listening attentively
Visit our magnificent Dome Galleries
Take a free tour
Family groups on a dome tour
WORLD-FIRST EXHIBITION NOW OPEN  Discover the story behind Les Misérables
Image of Cosette from Les Misérables
Readings' new shop Browse art and design titles, Australian fiction, gifts and more!
Readings: Explore our new expanded shop
Annual appeal 2014 Help us continue to preserve the past, for the future
Donate now to the State Library of Victoria's Annual appeal
FREE EXHIBITION  Celebrate the magical, imaginative world of children’s picture books
Illustration of a boy riding on a gorilla with the text 'Once Upon a Time'
Download our new iPhone app! And discover the history of grand old Melbourne
Hoddle's Grid: Explore Melbourne's street history through photos

What's on this week

Photo of the unveiling of the statue of Sir Redmond Barry, 23 August 1887
  • Thursday 24 July 2014, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Cowen Gallery
Storytime at the library © Andrew Lloyd
  • Wednesday 23 July 2014, 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • The Courtyard
Kissing doesn't kill. Greed and indifference do. [picture], Melbourne Red Letter Press 1990
  • Thursday 24 July 2014, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Village Roadshow Theatrette