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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.

A $2 million donation to State Library Victoria puts kids in charge

Tuesday 29 January 2019

Young Victorians keen to read and learn will be the main beneficiaries of the most recent $2 million donation to State Library Victoria. Announced today by the Minister for Youth, Gabrielle Williams, the gift from John and Pauline Gandel, through Gandel Philanthropy, will deliver free dedicated literacy programs created for kids, by kids. 

La Trobe Reading Room temporary closure

Monday 15 October 2018

State Library Victoria advises that due to temporarily elevated construction noise the La Trobe Reading Room will be closed from Wednesday 17 October, and is expected to reopen before Christmas.