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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Functions & venue hire

Boasting beautiful surrounds and heritage features, combined with modern amenities, the State Library of Victoria is the perfect place for special events, functions and venue hire.

The Library is one of Melbourne's most distinctive landmarks and offers a truly unique venue for your next function or conference. The choice of venue hire includes stunning 19th-century galleries, a majestic and historic hall, a spectacular architecturally significant space, a contemporary space with the latest digital technology, a theatrette and various seminar rooms.

Catering can be arranged as part of your event package through our preferred catering providers. Whether you are organising a conference, workshop, sit-down dinner, wedding, cocktails or a special function, the Library's venue hire team will help you to make your function a truly memorable occasion.

You can inquire online or contact our venue hire team at or on 03 8664 7291.

Unique corporate hospitality opportunity – Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage

Entertain, inspire and engage your guests with an exclusive after-hours viewing of our Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage exhibition (running 18 July to 9 November 2014), accompanied by an exquisite French food and wine package.

Your guests will enjoy a private viewing of the exhibition, including Victor Hugo's original handwritten manuscript of Les Misérables, theatrical costumes and historic French treasures. The Parisian theme continues with your choice of five fabulous food and beverage packages featuring traditional French cuisine paired with exquisite French cocktails and vintage wines.

Whether you're planning intimate cocktails and canapés for 20 or an indulgent three-course French dinner for 200, call us on 03 8664 7327 about creating an unforgettable bespoke package for you in the Red Rotunda, Queen's Hall or Mr Tulk.