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Benefits for big thinkers

student membership

$78 / 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.

Support your study or research and advance your career with a State Library Victoria Student membership.

Student membership is $78 a year. Student membership is open to all learners and thinkers. You don’t need to be enrolled at an institution to join.

Student membership includes everything you get in an Access membership, all the core benefits of a tailored membership, plus special opportunities and advantages to maximise your study, including:

Career-building speaker & networking events

Guided Library induction with Library experts

Dedicated SWOTVAC student zone

Extended booking access to meeting rooms

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.
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Student member induction

Support your study with a State Library Victoria Student membership

Need extra support to achieve your research and study goals?

A Student membership ensures you get the most out of Library spaces, resources and experts with exclusive benefits for big thinkers.

Gain access to the Library’s dedicated SWOTVAC student zone; career-building speaker and networking events; guided Library induction tours with Library experts, and extended booking access to meeting rooms, studios, study spaces and post-production equipment.

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, Family 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
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.

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

Priority to book the best seats at select programs & events

Exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences, including VIP tours

Invitation to an annual members' event, with bubbles

Free three-month digital subscription to The Saturday Paper.

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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Contact us

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
Phone 03 8664 7000