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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 Natalie Silber on 03 8664 7325 / 0413 256 516 or Tiffany Simon on 03 8664 7278 / 0431 805 756. 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.

Children's Book Week goes digital with State Library Victoria

Wednesday 14 October 2020

As primary school children across Victoria head back to school after months of lockdown, State Library Victoria will launch its first ever virtual Children’s Book Week with free live events, workshops and podcasts kicking off Monday 19 October.

Banish school holiday boredom with State Library Victoria

Thursday 10 September 2020

As Victorians face another school holidays in lockdown, State Library Victoria has launched a swathe of fun, free, programs to keep kids entertained, including a live dress-up disco, interactive craft workshops with acclaimed author and illustrator Tai Snaith, online puzzles, games, story talks and more. 

State Library Victoria to reopen for Victorians in need

Monday 01 June 2020

State Library Victoria today announced it will reopen some of its spaces to the public from 15 June, ahead of its official opening on 27 June, in line with the Victorian Government’s move to ease coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions on the advice of the Chief Health Officer.

Make your mark on history, be part of Memory Bank

Friday 24 April 2020

When did you first hear the word ‘coronavirus’ or ‘social distancing’? What is the strangest thing you’ve bought in the last month? Who do you miss? Have you done anything you’ve always wanted to do during the past month, but never had time for?

State Library Victoria is calling on Victorians to help build an invaluable archive of daily life during this extraordinary moment in history.