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Your transformed Library

Australia’s oldest and most popular public library has undergone a once-in-a-generation transformation, adding 40% more space, 70% more seating and a range of new services.

More to discover, more to love

We’ve spent five years and 400,000 hours of work reimagining what a library can be. In addition to our collection of more than 5.1 million items – including books, paintings, maps, costumes and manuscripts – we’ve added a world of unexpected spaces for creation, collaboration and play. Built to cater for Victoria’s growing needs, State Library Victoria is a diverse playground of free tools and services.

Whether you’re searching for artistic inspiration, a hub to study, a dancefloor to celebrate with your friends, equipment to record your next podcast or an incubator to grow your business venture – we’ve got you covered.

Spend an afternoon in our family-friendly areas where little ones can play, learn and create. Host your business keynote in our state-of-the-art conference facilities, or relax with a good book and a coffee at our two onsite cafes.

Your new sanctuary in the city is here to discover – just add curiosity.

New spaces include: 

Explore below for more information on our new spaces.