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.

Library’s most appetising exhibition

Friday 03 August 2012

Gusto! A culinary history of Victoria, a new free exhibition at the State Library of Victoria, opens today, Friday 3 August. It provides a fascinating insight into the gastronomic world of both Melbourne and regional Victoria.

The Inky Awards 2012 Longlist Announced

Tuesday 24 July 2012

The longlist of ten Australian books nominated for the Gold Inky Award and ten international books nominated for the Silver Inky Award will be read by a panel of selected judges.

National Year of Reading teen reader prize awarded

Monday 25 June 2012

The eight winners of the National Year of Reading’s Read This! creative reading competition were announced today. More than 320 entries were received online from around Australia.

State Library Announces 2012-13 Creative Fellowships

Friday 22 June 2012

The State Library of Victoria is pleased to announce the 2012-13 Creative Fellowships awarded to researchers, writers, artists and scholars who will make creative use of the Library’s rich collections over the next year.

Readers shape Library ebook collection

Tuesday 22 May 2012

For the past 150 years the State Library of Victoria has selected and collected books on behalf of all Victorians. Now, for the first time, the Library is enabling users to choose what is added to the ebook collection.

Nation’s history contained in insurance archive

Wednesday 16 May 2012

Australia’s earliest surviving life insurance policy and the insurance claim for the destruction of the Glenrowan Inn by the Victorian Police are some of the historical riches to be found in the Suncorp Insurance Archive.