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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.

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%.

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%.

Teens vote for fantasy in 2019 Inky Awards for young adult literature

Wednesday 04 September 2019

Whisper, a dystopian young adult novel by Queensland-based author, Lynette Noni has today won Gold in the 2019 Inky Awards – Australia's annual awards for new youth literature hosted by State Library Victoria – while The Cruel Prince, a fantasy novel by American author Holly Black, took out the Silver Inky, which is awarded to an international title each year.

Jon Faine to deliver swan song at State Library Victoria

Wednesday 31 July 2019

Veteran broadcaster Jon Faine will give Melburnians a parting gift when he delivers State Library Victoria’s 2019 Stephen Murray-Smith Memorial Lecture on 17 September, just weeks before signing off from ABC’s airwaves after 23 years.