Take a virtual tour of the Library
09 April 2020
The Library may be temporarily closed, but you can still visit our beautiful spaces from the comfort of your own home.
COVID-19 community collecting
06 April 2020
Help us tell the story of this moment in time for future generations by collecting any community materials that relate to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ebooks for family historians
19 March 2020
We recommend a range of ebook titles to help with your family history research.
StartSpace: a coworking space at State Library Victoria
12 March 2020
Watch a short video about our new coworking space, StartSpace.
Aun Ngo on StartSpace
12 March 2020
On the eve of StartSpace memberships opening, Aun Ngo talks about why he's beyond excited about the Library's new coworking space and the opportunities it offers.
Albert Ullin & the Little Bookroom
10 March 2020
We pay tribute to Albert Ullin OAM, whose much-loved Little Bookroom shops sparked many Melbourne childrens' first encounters with books written especially for their age group.
17 February 2020
Find out about the engaging learning experiences on offer in our Schools programs, which address Australia's falling literacy rates by fostering a love of reading from a young age.
Meet the kids who co-designed Pauline Gandel Children's Quarter
12 February 2020
Meet some of the enthusiastic young members of our Children's Advisory Committee who helped design the Pauline Gandel Children's Quarter.
Kids talk about libraries
06 February 2020
From the mouths of babes: children talk about what libraries mean to them (prepare to be startled!).
Revealing The Ian Potter Queen's Hall
19 December 2019
Watch the stunning transformation of the Library's original 1856 reading room into the majestic The Ian Potter Queen's Hall.
One object many stories: The Ashes
17 December 2019
Listen to a fascinating talk on the stories and significance of cricket's 'sacred soot'.