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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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Photographs

The Library is an active collector of documentary photography, especially images that record Victoria’s social history.

The collection covers 19th- and 20th-century photography, from the daguerreotype to digital media. We collect vintage prints, mass-produced commercial photographs and all types of photographic negatives. This includes work by professional and amateur photographers. 

Many of these photographs have been digitised and can be seen online.

Collection highlights include:

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