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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Des Cowley on artists' books

Rare Printed Collections Manager Des Cowley shares his passion for artists' books, presenting highlights from our wide-ranging collection.

He discusses how artists are pushing the boundaries of what we think of as the book and explains their involvement in book production through history.

Discover more about the 400-plus artists' books in our collection through the links below.