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We have a diverse community of people who use, work in and contribute to the Library. Get to know us better by exploring our blogs, learning about our fellowships and literary awards, subscribing to our enewsletters or joining our alumni program.


News blog

Victor Hugo Les Mis rables From Page to Stage a world-first exhibition and the biggest ever staged by the State Library of Victoria is now open The exhibition explores…More

Why was Australia's first public library known, somewhat formidably, as 'the Institution'?harriet edquistthe institutionfree secular & democraticradio nationaljulian morrowMore

On 5 August 1914 the day Australians learnt of the declaration of war the German trading ship SS Pfalz was just leaving Port Phillip Bay The ship had originally planned to…More

Fellows & scholars

We offer several Creative Fellowships annually to artists and scholars who propose thoughtful and innovative ways to use our collections.