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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.

Carnival shows Melbourne’s a curious place

Thursday 11 July 2013

The State Library was alive with excitement and activity last Sunday as more than 5,500 Victorians attended the first Carnival of Curiosity which transformed the Library into a place of creativity, storytelling, performances and talks.

Communities to benefit from forward-thinking libraries

Wednesday 19 June 2013

What will a Victorian public library look like in 2030? How will Victorian community needs have changed? These questions and others are explored in the Victorian Public Libraries 2030 Strategic Framework.

2013-14 State Library Creative Fellowships announced

Friday 14 June 2013

Today the State Library of Victoria announces the recipients of the 2013-14 Creative Fellowships, a program started ten years ago to foster the creative use of the State Library’s collections and resources. 

20 books in contention for 2013 Inky Awards

Monday 03 June 2013

The anticipated Inky Awards longlist of ten Australian books and ten international books was announced as the Centre for Youth Literature’s 2013 Reading Matters Conference drew to a close at the State Library of Victoria on Saturday.

Funding announced for State Library of Victoria's iconic Dome

Thursday 30 May 2013

As the State Library of Victoria continues to celebrate the centenary of its iconic Domed Reading Room, Minister for the Arts Heidi Victoria came to the party with a surprise gift – $6.7 million to fund repairs to the 100-year-old dome.

Melbourne’s cultural beginnings revealed in new exhibition

Tuesday 28 May 2013

The creation of Melbourne’s earliest cultural institutions and the people who conceived them are the subject of a new State Library of Victoria exhibition: Free, secular and democratic: building the Public Library 1853–1913.