We are committed to protecting your personal privacy. The principles that guide the State Library of Victoria in relation to collecting, handling and storing your personal information and your responsibilities when using personal information contained in the Library's collections can be found on our Privacy statement page.

The following information pertains specifically to your privacy and the Library's website.

Anonymous access to this website

The State Library of Victoria website can be accessed and browsed without disclosing your personal information.

Collection & use of personal information

This site does not collect or use personal information except that which you provide freely through online forms as part of a service request.

The Library may, in some circumstances for the necessary performance of its functions, transfer personal information or information collected from individuals outside Victoria to the servers of third-party organisations.


Personal information will only be used for the purpose for which you provided the information and will not be disclosed to third parties, except in exceptional circumstances or where we are authorised by law to do so.

Access & correction

You are able to access any personal information about you held by the Library. For further information about making such a request, see the Freedom of Information page.


The State Library Victoria website uses cookies. A cookie is a small piece of code placed on your computer which allows us to record information about your visit.

We use cookies to record usage statistics for this site, such as the number of visits, documents viewed, browser type, and the way the site is navigated.  In using these cookies we do not retrieve or record any personal information such as names or email addresses. The anonymous statistical data we collect may be aggregated and used in broader statistical analysis.

Email addresses

We will only record your email address if you send us a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list. We will not use your email address for any other purpose, and will not disclose it without your consent.

Security of your personal information

There are risks associated with transmitting information over the internet. If you are concerned about conveying sensitive information to the State Library of Victoria over the internet, you may prefer to contact us by mail or telephone.