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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.

Ned Kelly’s armour off to National Museum

Friday 25 February 2011

Ned Kelly's armour is leaving the State Library of Victoria today bound for Canberra where it will be displayed in the National Museum of Australia's exhibition Not Just Ned: A true history of the Irish in Australia.

Turn off the TV and pick up a book this Summer

Tuesday 28 September 2010

The State Library of Victoria's Summer Read is on again and this year. It’s time to turn off the TV and pick up one of the 10 great Victorian books featured in this summer's program.