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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Learning beyond the classroom

Tom Bentley talks about the importance of learning outside the classroom, with special reference to the role of libraries.

Tom is executive director, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria.

This recording is preceded by an introduction to the Big Issues in Public Libraries seminar by Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, former chief executive officer and state librarian at the State Library of Victoria.