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The Library building is temporarily closed

State Library Victoria will remain closed in line with the extended COVID-19 measures announced by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews.

We are always open online, and our school and Storytime programs will continue online. You can keep in touch with us and find out about our latest programs and opportunities through our website and social media.

Library staff are working offsite and responding to enquiries via our Ask a Librarian service.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Library again soon. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Library closing completely?

Yes, in order to keep everyone safe the Library will be completely closed. We are of course open 24/7 online. Mr Tulk, Guild cafe and Readings bookshop will also be closed.

What will happen to my requested collection items?

All collection item previously requested will be held and made available for collection for seven days from the day that the Library re-opens.

Can I pre-order collection items in advance of the Library reopening?

Ordering collection items has been paused as staff are not able to work onsite and therefore are not able to retrieve the items.