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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.

Secondary students set for success with State Library Victoria

Tuesday 21 April 2020

With thousands of Victorian students currently undertaking remote learning, State Library Victoria has released a new online video series to help them get the most out of the Library’s abundant research tools and collections.

Explore new worlds online with State Library Victoria

Tuesday 24 March 2020

Despite its closure to the public last week in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, Australia’s oldest and busiest public library will remain an emporium of knowledge for the Victorian community, offering free access to a range of collections, eresources and online services.

State Library Victoria to temporarily close

Sunday 15 March 2020

State Library Victoria will close to the public from tomorrow Monday 16 March 2020 in a preventative step to help stem the spread of COVID-19 in the Victorian community.

StartSpace fills critical gap in Victoria’s startup community

Friday 13 March 2020

State Library Victoria today launched StartSpace – the first coworking space and resource of its kind in Victoria that provides knowledge, support and networks to anyone who has a business idea but is not yet ready to enter the startup world.

A new world of wonders opens up for young minds

Thursday 13 February 2020

More than forty grade one and two students from Kilsyth Primary School let their imaginations run wild today as part of the inaugural Pauline Gandel Children’s Quarter Education Program.

Cool summer activities for playful kids

Wednesday 18 December 2019

Just in time for the summer school holidays, State Library Victoria’s brand new Pauline Gandel Children’s Quarter is now open and it’s packed full of books, fun and games for kids up to 12 years old.

State Library Victoria unveils $88.1m transformation

Thursday 05 December 2019

State Library Victoria will today open the doors to its reimagined library, marking the completion of an ambitious $88.1 million Vision 2020 redevelopment that has increased public space by 40% and seating by 70%.

New spaces open 5 December

Thursday 05 December 2019

The following details the new spaces opened as part of State Library Victoria’s $88.1 million Vision 2020 redevelopment that increases public space by 40% and seating by 70%.