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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 Sue Couttie (Mon-Tue) on 0419 522 064 or Carly O’Donovan (Wed-Fri) on 0438 434 447. You can also send an email to [email protected].

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, [email protected].

Race against the machine: a look into the future for the AI curious

Tuesday 04 July 2023

AI has arrived and its impact promises to be revolutionary. Should we embrace AI or proceed with caution? When the master owns the tools, what might the future look like? State Library Victoria is inviting Victorians to take a deep dive into the world of artificial intelligence with award-winning author, journalist and broadcaster Tracey Spicer AM and experimental artist and filmmaker Xanthe Dobbie on Tuesday 25 July.

Two Million Reasons To Love State Library Victoria

Monday 26 June 2023

Australia’s busiest public library has hit the record books, with the State Library Victoria welcoming a record-breaking 2,071,251 visitors through the doors in the past 12 months – attracting people of all ages and backgrounds to the city landmark.

Morgan Stanley CEO delivers Keith Murdoch Oration: Addresses current instability in the banking sector globally and discusses Australia’s complex relationships with key allies and trading partners

Wednesday 05 April 2023

Speaking at the Keith Murdoch Oration at State Library Victoria, James Gorman AO discussed the roots of the current banking crisis and his recipe for banking stability; as well as the difficult situation Australia faces as a key ally of the US and UK and a key trading partner of China.