17 November 2020
Audubon's astonishing 'Birds of America'
Watch Principal Librarian Des Cowley reveal the intriguing stories behind Audubon's astonishing work of art, 'Birds of America' – including how the Library came to acquire it.
11 November 2020
The exquisite ballet photography of Jean Stewart
Take a tantalising glimpse into the world of ballet from the 1930s to 1950s.
05 November 2020
The evolution of the Aussie servo
Take a trip down memory lane to the days when servos had character.
04 November 2020
Children's animation storytelling workshop with Isobel Knowles
Bring your apples, oranges and bananas to life with this animation workshop!
29 October 2020
The best cats in our catalogue
We've scoured our digital collection for some of the best portraits of our feline friends!
22 October 2020
Local football over the decades
We've scoured our digital collections for the best and rarest images of local football over the century.
21 October 2020
2020 Stephen Murray-Smith Memorial Lecture: Erik Jensen, The Man with No Face
Erik Jensen delivers a powerful lecture that explores how political systems impact the lives of individuals.
15 October 2020
The day Melbourne went underwater
Our latest From the Vault video offers an extraordinary glimpse into our city, underwater, during the 'Great Flood' of 1891.
08 October 2020
The horse-powered trams of 19th century Melbourne
In our latest video of the From the Vault series, we bring you some rarely-seen photos of Melbourne's earliest public transport.
01 October 2020
A grandstand in the middle of Beech Forest
An Ask a Librarian query unearthed a very wacky racecourse in the middle of a forest!
25 September 2020
A rare photo series showing the Melbourne slums of the 1930s
The first video in our brand new series, From the Vault, provides a rare glimpse into the slums of Melbourne 100 years ago.