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Media centre

Media centre

Welcome to our media centre, where you can read the latest information on events and new acquisitions at the Library or browse our media releases.

Media photo opportunities and interviews can be arranged with our collection experts and Library spokespeople. For further information, please contact Jacqui Loftus-Hills (Mon-Tue) on 0416 778 146, Carly O’Donovan (Wed-Fri) on 0438 434 447 or Katrina Walter on 0402 703 708. You can also send an email to

Commercial filming and photography

The Library's impressive galleries and spaces can be hired as unique locations for films, product advertisements, fashion shoots or television shows/documentaries. To discuss your requirements, please contact our venue hire team on 03 8664 7291 or email Tim Rangi,

Touring photo exhibition highlights 2020 regional stories

Tuesday 28 June 2022

State Library Victoria has today announced that a selection of photographs from its collection depicting the impact of COVID-19 and the 2019–20 bushfires in regional Victoria will tour the state throughout the remainder of 2022 and into 2023.

Craft and code star in new Library exhibition

Thursday 23 June 2022

State Library Victoria will tomorrow (24 June) open a new exhibition that offers a fresh perspective on the interplay of art and science through a combination of newly commissioned artworks and rarely seen collection items.

How Victorians can help preserve the plans for Marvellous Melbourne

Friday 08 April 2022

State Library Victoria is calling on the Victorian public to help preserve Melbourne’s architectural history with an End of Financial Year Appeal raising funds to help conserve the original drawings of St Paul’s Cathedral – some of which are six metres long.