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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

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.

Author talks and workshops tour of Melbourne

Tuesday 14 May 2013

The State Library of Victoria in partnership with Public Libraries Victoria Network is touring 14 of Australia’s most popular and engaging authors as part of High Road to Reading, a statewide author talks and workshops program.

Domes old and new discussed as State Librarian visits Geelong

Thursday 18 April 2013

Sue Roberts, CEO and State Librarian will meet with the Geelong City Library tomorrow to examine the progress of the library redevelopment and explore the role the State Library will play in Geelong’s information future.

Dome Centenary – join the Conversation

Tuesday 19 March 2013

Tonight Ray Gill hosts The dome as artist’s muse, the first in a series of Dome Centenary Conversations. Artists Julia Ciccarone, Ross Coulter and Marco Luccio will reflect on the Library’s domed reading room.

Patricia Mullins awarded Dromkeen Medal 2012

Monday 18 March 2013

Artist Patricia Mullins will be awarded the 2012 Dromkeen Medal in a presentation at the State Library of Victoria, the new home of the Scholastic Dromkeen Children’s Literature Collection.

The Children’s Book Festival is back in 2013

Wednesday 20 February 2013

On Sunday 24th March your favourite authors and illustrators will be taking over the lawns of the State Library for a great big book party – it’s open to everyone and it’s absolutely free.