Facade conservation and 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


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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

For many months a charming illustration of a fairy child and a kookaburra has graced the walls of the Library's Cowen Gallery in the exhibition Once upon a time a world of…More

Fellows & scholars

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