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Tailor-made for culture lovers

Cultural membership

$119 / year

EXTRA MEMBER BENEFITS

Save 10% on food and beverage at Mr Tulk cafe

excluding happy hour

Save 10% on full-priced books at Readings State Library

Early-bird booking access to select programs

Member-only emails with exclusive offers

Reciprocal rights at the National Library of Australia and other select libraries

All the benefits of Access membership.

Step behind the scenes with a Cultural membership – your annual pass to exclusive tours, talks and exhibition previews at Australia's oldest public library.

Cultural membership is $119 per year – that's less than the price of one cup of coffee a week. Join the member community for Australia’s oldest public library and secure your invitation to the most exclusive experiences on offer. 

Cultural membership includes everything you get in an Access membership, all the core benefits of a tailored membership, plus exclusive offers tailor-made for culture lovers, including:

Invitation to an annual exhibition-preview event, with bubbles

Priority to book the best seats at select programs and events

Exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences, including VIP tours

Free three-month digital subscription to The Saturday Paper

Upcoming member experiences

Details of member benefits for school holiday programs, member-only experiences and special events will be announced and available to book throughout the year. You'll be notified about all 48-hour early booking opportunities, ticket bookings to school holiday programs and event details in your member e-newsletter. Browse below to see member events you can book into today.
A man and woman smiling at the camera
3 Aug 2021 - 6:30pm7:45pm

Readings Literary Preview: crime

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3 Aug 2021 - 12:00am26 Aug 2021 - 12:00am

Behind the scenes Library tours

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9 Jul 2021 - 6:30pm

The Salon Series: Country and Culture

Step behind-the-scenes with a Cultural membership

Hooked on art, cultural events and all things literary? Our Cultural membership is tailor-made for culture-lovers, bibliophiles and the insatiably curious.

Join the member community for Australia’s oldest public library and secure your invitation to the most exclusive experiences on offer.

Be one of the first 200 people to sign up for a tailored membership and receive a limited-edition membership launch tote bag!*

More membership options

Want more from your Library experience? We’ve got you covered.

Build on your Access membership and enhance your experience with our Family, Student or StartSpace memberships.

Each of these memberships includes all the benefits of Access, plus:

  • 10% off food and beverage at Mr Tulk cafe (excluding happy hour)
  • 10% off full-priced books at Readings State Library
  • Early-bird booking access to select programs
  • Member-only emails with exclusive offers
  • Reciprocal rights at the National Library of Australia, State Library of New South Wales and Geelong Regional Library.

Explore State Library Victoria memberships 

Family membership
$96
Designed for curious little minds, with benefits including:

Two complimentary tickets for school holiday programs

Member-only experiences at select family programs & events

Member pricing on kids’ lunch packs at Mr Tulk cafe

Special offers from Library partners.

Student membership
$78
Benefits for big thinkers, including:

Career-building speaker & networking events

Guided Library induction with Library experts

Dedicated SWOTVAC student zone

Extended booking access to meeting rooms.

Startspace membership
Free
Start your business journey with access to StartSpace benefits including:

Ground floor coworking area with desks, wi-fi, whiteboards & workshop space

Room for meetings & client pitches with screen & teleconferencing facilities

StartSpace programming, including training, workshops, mentoring & networking

Up to 68 hours access per week to bring your business idea to life

Every membership supports us to build the state collection and ensure the Victorian community continues to have free access to vital cultural and education resources – today and into the future.

Find out more ways you can support the work we do.

*Tote bags will be available for collection from the Library from 1 April. If you are one of the first 200 members you will receive an email notification with details on how to collect your tote bag.

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Have questions or feedback about Membership, or need a hand joining up? Contact our friendly staff by sending us your inquiry. You can also email or phone, or talk to us when you visit the Library.

Send us your inquiry
Email membership@slv.vic.gov.au
Phone 03 8664 7000