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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].

Library Board of Victoria welcomes four new board members

Friday 24 May 2019

President of the Library Board of Victoria, John Wylie AM, today announced four new members will join the Library Board. Karen Wood, Hugh Williams, Donata Carrazza and Cheri Ong will commence their new appointments today, each for a three-year period. 

State Library Victoria scores The Ashes Urn

Thursday 14 March 2019

For the first time in more than a decade, the iconic Ashes Urn will leave Lord’s Cricket Ground to feature in a new exhibition at State Library Victoria.

Melbourne Writers Festival moves to State Library Victoria

Tuesday 05 February 2019

Melbourne Writers Festival and State Library Victoria today announced a major partnership that will see our city’s biggest and best literary arts festival take up residence in Australia’s busiest library. 

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 Foundation, will deliver free dedicated literacy programs created for kids, by kids.