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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.

New partnership brings public policies to the forefront

Friday 06 December 2013

The State Library of Victoria last night announced a new collaboration with the Grattan Institute to create The Policy Pitch, a series of free public seminars that examine key policy issues facing Australia today.

Balancing 'open justice' in the age of social media

Monday 21 October 2013

Chief Justice Marilyn Warren will address the challenging issue of open justice in the technological age when she delivers the 14th annual Redmond Barry Lecture at the State Library of Victoria tonight.

World-first exhibition to hit Melbourne

Monday 14 October 2013

The story behind one of the most popular musicals of all time comes to life in Victor Hugo: Les Misérables - From Page to Stage, a world-first exhibition at the State Library of Victoria.

Play essential in early literacy

Monday 12 August 2013

The State Library of Victoria’s Reader Development program is helping families to understand how play is a powerful element for fostering early literacy in children.

New partnership brings France to State Library

Friday 12 July 2013

A partnership between the State Library and Alliance Française de Melbourne will see French language classes begin at the Library on Monday 15 July. The classes will be held in the the Library’s Community Lab.