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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

Wondering what the cab fare rate was in Melbourne in 1973 Or the opening hours of St Paul's Cathedral in 1911 Or where must imported explosives be unloaded in 1925…More

Fellows & scholars

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