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Media centre

Media centre

Welcome to our media centre, where you can read the latest information on events and new acquisitions at the Library or browse our media releases.

Media photo opportunities and interviews can be arranged with our collection experts and Library spokespeople. For further information, please contact Jacqui Loftus-Hills (Mon-Tue) on 0416 778 146, Carly O’Donovan (Wed-Fri) on 0438 434 447 or Katrina Walter on 0402 703 708. You can also send an email to [email protected].

Commercial filming and photography

The Library's impressive galleries and spaces can be hired as unique locations for films, product advertisements, fashion shoots or television shows/documentaries. To discuss your requirements, please contact our venue hire team on 03 8664 7291 or email Tim Rangi, [email protected].

Gender imbalance addressed with new Women Writers Fund

Friday 03 December 2021

State Library Victoria has announced the launch of a new Women Writers Fund which seeks to redress the historical bias in the state collection, in which women writers in the 19th and 20th century were under-represented.

Library and Brickman unite to create State Library Bricktoria

Monday 22 November 2021

This summer, State Library Victoria will become State Library Bricktoria when it plays host to an array of LEGO®-inspired activities in partnership with The Brickman, Australia’s only LEGO® Certified Professional, from Monday 10 January until Sunday 6 February 2022.

State Library Victoria's Vision 2020 wins Urban Design Award

Monday 15 November 2021

State Library Victoria’s Vision 2020 redevelopment has won the Urban Design Award in this year’s Melbourne Awards. Vision 2020 was an ambitious $88.1 million redevelopment that increased public space by 40% and seating by 70%.