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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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Esteemed editor and publisher Helen Chamberlin has been awarded the 2014 Dromkeen Medal which honours outstanding contributions to children s literature Helen has worked as…More

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