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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 Jacqui Loftus-Hills (Mon-Tue) on 03 8664 7278 / 0416 778 146 or Lachlan Williams (Wed-Fri) on 03 8664 7278 / 0447 682 027. You can also send an email to

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.

Library and Brickman unite to create State Library Bricktoria

Monday 22 November 2021

This summer, State Library Victoria will become State Library Bricktoria when it plays host to an array of LEGO®-inspired activities in partnership with The Brickman, Australia’s only LEGO® Certified Professional, from Monday 10 January until Sunday 6 February 2022.

State Library Victoria's Vision 2020 wins Urban Design Award

Monday 15 November 2021

State Library Victoria’s Vision 2020 redevelopment has won the Urban Design Award in this year’s Melbourne Awards. Vision 2020 was an ambitious $88.1 million redevelopment that increased public space by 40% and seating by 70%.

State Library Victoria, CEO Kate Torney to depart

Monday 02 August 2021

The President of the Library Board of Victoria, Christine Christian AO today announced that CEO, Kate Torney OAM will leave the Library in September to take up the role of CEO of the Peter MacCallum Foundation.