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26 June 2020

Welcome Back to the Library

State Library CEO Kate Torney opens the doors to some of our most popular spaces on site and online.

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24 June 2020

Our online collections

Find out from expert librarians how to access the State Library's online databases, ebooks and other online resources.

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21 June 2020

Collecting Conversations

Watch weekly instalments of Collecting Conversations, in which some of Victoria’s most interesting collectors discuss their love of objects and the stories they reveal about our lives.​

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19 June 2020

Collective Isolation Project, week 9: Collective versus individual

We'd like to hear which civil liberties you'd be willing to revoke, to get on with your old life.

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18 June 2020

Collection care from home

Find out how the Library's collection care team has spent their time during lockdown – when they've been physically distant from the items they usually care for!

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12 June 2020

Collective Isolation Project, week 8: Special occasions

This week, tell us how you’ve overcome social distance or isolation to mark a significant life event.

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10 June 2020

Citizen Collectors' Toolkit

In this weekly video series, join one of the Library’s collection specialists to hear how they build and care for the State’s collection, and pick up tips for collecting at home.

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09 June 2020

Tech Tips Tuesdays

Watch our short, helpful videos to help you master the digital world - we'll cover everything from signing digital forms to taking great pictures with your smartphone!

Take safety with you and have a good time
05 June 2020

Collective Isolation Project, week 7: Public health

We invite you to design a poster or compose a slogan to promote public safety through the pandemic.

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02 June 2020

Sally Rippin Story Talks

Watch this trio of bite-size videos as Sally Rippin, creator of Billie B Brown and Polly and Buster, shares creative insights and responds to questions from young fans!

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29 May 2020

Collective Isolation Project, week 6: Exercise & wellbeing

This week we ask: what is motivating you to keep moving during this time?

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22 May 2020

Collective Isolation Project, week 5: On the frontline

This week, we acknowledge those who are keeping us safe, healthy, clean and fed by asking you to create a portrait of your COVID-19 heroes.