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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 photography and interviews

Media photo opportunities and interviews can be arranged with our collection experts and Library spokespeople. For more information, email [email protected]

You can also contact Ben Starick at [email protected] or 0411 029 393 (Monday to Friday) or Carly O'Donovan at [email protected] or 0438 434 447 (Wednesday to Friday).

Commercial filming and photography

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

Children's Book Week goes digital with State Library Victoria

Wednesday 14 October 2020

As primary school children across Victoria head back to school after months of lockdown, State Library Victoria will launch its first ever virtual Children’s Book Week with free live events, workshops and podcasts kicking off Monday 19 October.

Banish school holiday boredom with State Library Victoria

Thursday 10 September 2020

As Victorians face another school holidays in lockdown, State Library Victoria has launched a swathe of fun, free, programs to keep kids entertained, including a live dress-up disco, interactive craft workshops with acclaimed author and illustrator Tai Snaith, online puzzles, games, story talks and more. 

State Library Victoria to reopen for Victorians in need

Monday 01 June 2020

State Library Victoria today announced it will reopen some of its spaces to the public from 15 June, ahead of its official opening on 27 June, in line with the Victorian Government’s move to ease coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions on the advice of the Chief Health Officer.