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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

Free subscription to the La Trobe Journal print edition

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

All the benefits of Access membership

Save 10% on food and beverage at South Wharf Promenade restaurants

Discounted Wilson Parking.

Conditions apply

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 event, with bubbles

Priority to book the best seats at select programs and events

Behind-the-scenes experiences, curator talks and VIP tours

Free three-month digital subscription to The Saturday Paper

Upcoming member experiences

Details of member benefits, exclusive experiences and special events will be announced and available to book throughout the year. You'll be notified about all priority booking opportunities, invitations to exhibition events and behind-the-scenes experiences in your member e-newsletter. Browse below to see member events you can book into today.
25 May 2022 - 2:00pm3:45pm

'World of the book' Cultural members curator talk

27 May 2022 - 7:00pm8:30pm

The Salon Series: love and vulnerability

29 Jun 2022 - 6:30pm8:00pm

Handmade Universe: Members exhibition event

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.

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:

  • Discounted Wilson Parking (view full details)
  • 10% off food and beverage at Mr Tulk cafe (excluding happy hour)
  • 10% off full-priced books at Readings State Library
  • 10% off food and beverage at South Wharf Promenade restaurants (view full details)
  • 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 (view full details)
  • A free subscription (for Cultural members) or a discounted subscription (for Family and Student members) to the La Trobe Journal print edition.

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.

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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.

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Email membership@slv.vic.gov.au
Phone 03 8664 7000