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Catalogue service interruption: There is currently an issue with online requests. Please contact the Library if you are unable to order items online. We apologise for any inconvenience.

La Trobe Reading Room event: A traditional Chinese drum performance will be held in the La Trobe Reading Room on Thursday 4 September, from 6pm until 6.10pm. More information

Catalogue service interruption & La Trobe Reading Room event
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Explore our blogs for the latest news, opinions and behind-the-scenes details. Our staff and special guest bloggers write about the Library, family history, the arts and youth literature.

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News

News blog

Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – 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 the 19... More

Dome 100

Dome Centenary news blog

Why was Australia's first public library known, somewhat formidably, as 'the Institution'? Free, secular & democratic curator Harriet Edquist talks to Radio National's Julian M... More

Family matters

Family matters blog

The second presenter of Family History Feast was Diana Hookham, with her talk ‘Lost in translation: anecdotes of family history research in Africa, Turkey and Sicily’. ... More

Arts

Arts blog

Our collection of ebooks continues to grow, and these are just a few of my current personal favourites; I can’t wait to get home to read them! You can too if you are one of o... More

Such was life

Such was life blog

Melbourne’s skyline developed rapidly once the first passenger lifts were installed. The L. Stevenson & Sons warehouse in Flinders Lane had two of the first hydraulic goo... More

Read alert

Read alert blog

It’s that time again on the youth literature calendar – Reading Matters 2015 is in production! Reading Matters is a national celebration of youth literature taking the ... More

Inside a dog residence

Inside a dog

This will be final post for Inside a Dog. From here, I pass the honour over to Rachael Craw, author of the highly acclaimed nove... More

Inside a dog news

Inside a dog

3 reasons to read Machine Wars by Michael Pryor:  1. Is it wrong that if the end of the world is going to look like this, I kinda wanna bring it on? Super-smart... More