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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.

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.

New CEO begins at State Library of Victoria

Thursday 12 April 2012

Sue Roberts, the State Library of Victoria’s new Chief Executive Officer and State Librarian has taken up her position this week. Ms Roberts comes to the role with 15 years’ experience in strategic library leadership in the UK and New Zealand.

Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond now open

Friday 09 March 2012

Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond was developed by the State Library of Victoria in partnership with the Bodleian Libraries and University of Oxford. It is the largest exhibition of illustrated Persian manuscripts in Australia’s history.