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Membership terms and conditions

The terms and conditions applicable to each type of membership are set out below. In applying for or using a membership, you agree to accept these terms and conditions alongside the Library’s Terms and conditions of public entry. This also includes complying with any direction or expectations under the Library’s Child Safety Code of Conduct.

Please note: SLV Membership is open to all individuals. Some restrictions apply to non-Victorian residents*

Universal core benefits

All paid Cultural, Student and Family members have access to the below core benefits:

  • 10% off food and beverages at Mr Tulk cafe, not available during happy hour
  • 10% discount on full-priced books at Readings State Library, not available online
  • Early-bird booking access to select programs
  • Member-only emails with exclusive offers
  • Reciprocal rights at the National Library of Australia and other state libraries.

Student membership

Student membership is available to any individual who identifies as a student, whether participating in formal or informal education. No proof of education is required.

Individuals under 16 years of age applying for membership will need a parent or guardian to countersign their application.

Annual student membership is $78 per year. Amount payable in full prior to activation of membership.

Student members only have access to the below benefits in addition to the core benefits:

  • Extended Library access during swot vac period, confirmed dates will be published on State Library Victoria’s website. Bookings required, capacity limits apply
  • Extended booking time for meeting rooms – available for an additional one hour per booking, bookings required, subject to availability
  • Career-building speaker and networking events, bookings required, subject to availability
  • Guided Library 101 induction with Library experts, bookings required, subject to availability.

Family membership

Family membership consists of up to two adults and the number of children within the family (under the age of 12). Limits apply to some benefits i.e. tickets, as outlined below, additional tickets can be purchased at member pricing, subject to availability.

Annual family membership is $96 per year. Amount payable in full prior to activation of membership.

Family members only have access to the below benefits in addition to the core benefits:

  • Two complimentary tickets per year to school holiday programs, additional tickets available for purchase at member pricing, bookings required, subject to availability
  • Discounted kids’ lunch pack at Mr Tulk cafe, subject to availability
  • Member-only experiences at family programs and events, bookings required, subject to availability
  • Special offers from Library partners, subject to change.

Cultural membership

Cultural membership is available to any individual.

Individuals under 16 years of age applying for membership will need a parent or guardian to countersign their application.

Annual cultural membership is $119 per year. Amount payable in full prior to activation of membership.

Cultural members only have access to the below benefits in addition to the core benefits:

  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences
  • Complimentary ticket to an annual exhibition preview event with a glass champagne for members over the age of 18. Bookings required, subject to availability
  • Priority entry to programs and events, subject to availability
  • Special offers, experiences and invitations from partners, including three-month digital subscription to The Saturday Paper. Subject to change.

Please note: Conditions applicable to all membership plans:

  • Membership privileges are only available on the presentation of a valid digital or physical membership card.
  • Membership is non-transferable – only the named person/s listed on your membership card may use it.
  • Members are responsible for ensuring the details of their membership, including contact details, are correct at all times.
  • Membership is non-refundable, and only available on an annual basis.
  • Membership not renewed by the due date will be considered to have lapsed.

Termination or suspension

The Library reserves the right to terminate or suspend your membership if you: fail to comply with these terms and conditions; abuse any privilege afforded to you under the Membership program; or misuse your membership card or breach the Library’s conditions of entry; or fail to comply with any reasonable request by Library staff.

Privacy

The Library collects and manages your personal information in a professional and responsible manner and in accordance with the principles of privacy and any other applicable laws. View the Library’s privacy policy.

The information provided by you will only be used for Library purposes, such as administration of your membership, provision of Library goods and services, planning, research and marketing of the Membership program. The Library may contact you from time to time to ask about your experiences with the Membership program. The Library will not disclose, sell, distribute, share or otherwise pass on your personal information to a third party.

Updates

The Library reserves the right to update or change these terms and conditions of membership benefits at any time without prior notice. The Library will make every effort to ensure that members are able to fully utilise their membership. In the event that unforeseen events impact this, such as Library obligations to comply with government public health advice, the Library will try to ensure that members are given alternatives or that any costs applicable for membership offerings that cannot be accessed will be considered regarding membership fees paid and the duration of any impacts on members accessing their entitlements.

Disclaimer

To the full extent permitted by the law, you release, discharge and indemnify State Library Victoria from all claims and any loss, damage or injury whatsoever caused, arising from your attendance on State Library Victoria premises, except where such a claim arises as a result of a negligent or wilful act or omission by State Library Victoria. If any of these terms and conditions are deemed illegal or unenforceable, the offending part will be disregarded and not affect the remaining parts.

* Members who live outside Victoria are not able to access the Library's eresources from home. This includes ebooks, enewspapers, ejournals and streaming services.