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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.

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.

2013 AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships announced

Thursday 17 January 2013

Three $1200 AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships have been awarded to the following students enrolled at a Victorian university who are entering 4th year honours, or engaged in their first postgraduate degree or diploma.

Inky Awards winner announced

Wednesday 24 October 2012

The State Library of Victoria’s Centre for Youth Literature announced today the winners of the Gold and Silver Inky Award. The Gold Inky winner is Shift by Em Bailey and the Silver Inky winner is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

Inky Awards youth literature shortlist announced

Monday 27 August 2012

The State Library of  Victoria has announced the shortlist for the 2012 Inky Awards for young adult literature and now invites Australian teen readers to vote for a winner.

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.