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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 from 2010 to 2018.

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 or Jacqui Loftus-Hills on 03 8664 7278. 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.

Cool summer activities for playful kids

Wednesday 18 December 2019

Just in time for the summer school holidays, State Library Victoria’s brand new Pauline Gandel Children’s Quarter is now open and it’s packed full of books, fun and games for kids up to 12 years old.

State Library Victoria unveils $88.1m transformation

Thursday 05 December 2019

State Library Victoria will today open the doors to its reimagined library, marking the completion of an ambitious $88.1 million Vision 2020 redevelopment that has increased public space by 40% and seating by 70%.

New spaces open 5 December

Thursday 05 December 2019

The following details the new spaces opened as part of State Library Victoria’s $88.1 million Vision 2020 redevelopment that increases public space by 40% and seating by 70%.

Vision 2020 fun facts

Thursday 05 December 2019

The following details some stats and fun facts about State Library Victoria’s Vision 2020 redevelopment.

State Library Victoria to open its doors on 5 December

Tuesday 01 October 2019

State Library Victoria today announced that it will open the doors to its transformed library on 5 December. This will mark the completion of an ambitious $88.1 million redevelopment that will increase public space by 40% and seating by 70%.