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Designed for curious little minds

Family Membership

$96 / year


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

Discounted 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

Play, learn, get a little loud. Discover your new cultural playground with our Family membership and enjoy year-round savings.

Family membership is $96 per year. Enjoy a membership designed to nourish young minds and provide special experiences and savings for the whole family.

Family membership includes everything you get in an Access membership, all the core benefits of a tailored membership, plus special programs and opportunities for children, including:

Two family passes per year for school holiday programs

Member-only experiences at select family programs and events

Member pricing on kids’ lunch packs at Mr Tulk cafe

Special offers from Library partners, including 10% off a family pass to Melbourne Gaol

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 48-hour early booking opportunities, benefits for school holiday programs and event details in your member e-newsletter. Browse below to see member events you can book into today.
30 May 2022 - 10:30am29 Aug 2022 - 12:00pm


5 Jul 2022 - 10:00am3:00pm

Kids Takeover

Play, learn and get a little loud with State Library Victoria Family membership

Have curious little minds to occupy? Family Membership includes family passes to school holiday programs and special experiences with your favourite Children’s authors and creators. Plus, fuel the adventure with discounted coffees and kids’ meals at Mr Tulk.

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 Cultural, 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 

Cultural membership
Receive exclusive benefits tailor-made for culture lovers, including:

Priority to book the best seats at select programs & events

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

Invitation to an annual exhibition event, with bubbles

Free three-month digital subscription to The Saturday Paper.

Student membership
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
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.

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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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Phone 03 8664 7000