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Media centre

Welcome to our media centre, where you can read the latest information on events and activities at the Library or browse our archive of past media releases.

Photo opportunities and interviews can be arranged with our collection experts and Library staff. For further information, please contact Natalie Silber on 03 8664 7325 / 0413 256 516 or Tiffany Simon on 03 8664 7278 / 0431 805 756. You can also send an email to media@slv.vic.gov.au.

The Library's impressive galleries and spaces can be hired as unique locations for films, advertisements or television programs. To discuss your requirements, please contact our venue hire team on 03 8664 7291.

State Library Victoria to reopen for Victorians in need

Monday 01 June 2020

State Library Victoria today announced it will reopen some of its spaces to the public from 15 June, ahead of its official opening on 27 June, in line with the Victorian Government’s move to ease coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions on the advice of the Chief Health Officer.

Make your mark on history, be part of Memory Bank

Friday 24 April 2020

When did you first hear the word ‘coronavirus’ or ‘social distancing’? What is the strangest thing you’ve bought in the last month? Who do you miss? Have you done anything you’ve always wanted to do during the past month, but never had time for?

State Library Victoria is calling on Victorians to help build an invaluable archive of daily life during this extraordinary moment in history.

Secondary students set for success with State Library Victoria

Tuesday 21 April 2020

With thousands of Victorian students currently undertaking remote learning, State Library Victoria has released a new online video series to help them get the most out of the Library’s abundant research tools and collections.

Explore new worlds online with State Library Victoria

Tuesday 24 March 2020

Despite its closure to the public last week in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, Australia’s oldest and busiest public library will remain an emporium of knowledge for the Victorian community, offering free access to a range of collections, eresources and online services.

State Library Victoria to temporarily close

Sunday 15 March 2020

State Library Victoria will close to the public from tomorrow Monday 16 March 2020 in a preventative step to help stem the spread of COVID-19 in the Victorian community.

StartSpace fills critical gap in Victoria’s startup community

Friday 13 March 2020

State Library Victoria today launched StartSpace – the first coworking space and resource of its kind in Victoria that provides knowledge, support and networks to anyone who has a business idea but is not yet ready to enter the startup world.

A new world of wonders opens up for young minds

Thursday 13 February 2020

More than forty grade one and two students from Kilsyth Primary School let their imaginations run wild today as part of the inaugural Pauline Gandel Children’s Quarter Education Program.