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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.

Flashpoint - exclusive preview of new Victorian theatre

Friday 19 September 2014

On Thursday 25 September theatre goers will get an exclusive preview of works in development by some of Victoria’s most exciting playwrights in Flashpoint, a series of play readings that allow the audience to witness the process of creating new live theatre.

Maxine McKew puts Australian education under the microscope

Thursday 04 September 2014

Journalist, author and former federal member for Bennelong, Maxine McKew will examine the state of Australian education when she delivers the 2014 Stephen Murray-Smith Memorial Lecture at the State Library of Victoria.

Cultural coup as Melbourne secures French national treasure

Sunday 04 May 2014

The original 1862 manuscript of Les Misérables, a French national treasure, is leaving Europe for the first time to be exhibited exclusively at the State Library of Victoria, Minister for the Arts Heidi Victoria announced today.