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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 from 2010 to 2018.

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 or Jacqui Loftus-Hills on 03 8664 7278. 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.

New partnership brings public policies to the forefront

Friday 06 December 2013

The State Library of Victoria last night announced a new collaboration with the Grattan Institute to create The Policy Pitch, a series of free public seminars that examine key policy issues facing Australia today.

Balancing 'open justice' in the age of social media

Monday 21 October 2013

Chief Justice Marilyn Warren will address the challenging issue of open justice in the technological age when she delivers the 14th annual Redmond Barry Lecture at the State Library of Victoria tonight.

World-first exhibition to hit Melbourne

Monday 14 October 2013

The story behind one of the most popular musicals of all time comes to life in Victor Hugo: Les Misérables - From Page to Stage, a world-first exhibition at the State Library of Victoria.