We are committed to protecting your personal privacy. The principles that guide the State Library of Victoria in relation to collecting, handling and storing your personal information and your responsibilities when using personal information contained in the Library's collections can be found on our Privacy statement page.
The following information pertains specifically to your privacy and the Library's website.
Anonymous access to this website
The State Library of Victoria website can be accessed and browsed without disclosing your personal information.
Collection & use of personal information
This site does not collect or use personal information except that which you provide freely through online forms as part of a service request.
The Library may, in some circumstances for the necessary performance of its functions, transfer personal information or information collected from individuals outside Victoria to the servers of third-party organisations.
Personal information will only be used for the purpose for which you provided the information and will not be disclosed to third parties, except in exceptional circumstances or where we are authorised by law to do so.
Access & correction
You are able to access any personal information about you held by the Library. For further information about making such a request, see the Freedom of Information page.
We will only record your email address if you send us a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list. We will not use your email address for any other purpose, and will not disclose it without your consent.
Security of your personal information
There are risks associated with transmitting information over the internet. If you are concerned about conveying sensitive information to the State Library of Victoria over the internet, you may prefer to contact us by mail or telephone.