A small range of our ebooks on offer.

SLV reaches 10,000 eBook titles

June 29, 2017

News:

In June the Library reached a milestone: we purchased our 10,000th eBook. We purchase new titles almost every day, so the real number is now around 10,411. The library has… Read More ›

Girl and Dog in Supermarkert, Toorak Rd. c.1970. New acquisition. Photo by Rennie Ellis.

Renegades, rock stars and regular people find a home at State Library Victoria

August 18, 2017

News:

State Library Victoria has acquired over 60,000 images by the late maverick photographer Rennie Ellis. Best known for his fly-on-the-wall photography of celebrities, models, nightclubs and Australian suburbia, Ellis was… Read More ›

Newly digitised works on paper

Newly digitised works on paper

August 16, 2017

Arts & literature, Such was life:

After ten years, the Library’s Works on Paper project has resulted in the digitisation of more than 11,000 original drawings, prints and watercolours, creating an extraordinary archive of unique Victorian artworks.

Exploring galaxies and rare books for National Science Week

Exploring galaxies and rare books for National Science Week

August 14, 2017

Our stories:

From a first edition of Newton’s Principia Mathematica (1632) to the first Star Atlas ever produced (1729), the Library’s collection contains a number of early astronomical books.

Tom, Melanie and Natalie are part of the Scanning Studio team

Farewell Bookeye 5: 2007–2017

August 8, 2017

News:

This year marks the retirement of ‘Bookeye 5’, one of the original overhead book scanners used for large scale digitising projects in the Library’s Scanning Studio.

Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison, I think all the world is falling (detail), 2017

Looped opens in the Dome

August 7, 2017

News:

The Dome was already one of the most beautiful rooms in Melbourne and now it’s even more so.

State Library Victoria announces 2017 Fellowship recipients

State Library Victoria announces 2017 Fellowship recipients

July 28, 2017

News:

Recipients of 15 State Library Victoria Fellowships worth a total of $200,000 were announced today.

A sketch of Jane Austen by her sister Cassandra (c.1810). Source: Wikimedia Commons

Austen’s appeal: how Jane Austen went from anonymous to acclaimed

July 18, 2017

Our stories:

Jane Austen transcends time. Her work critiques 18th century England but it remains compelling to contemporary readers. Her terrific characters, realism, and her sense of irony and humour have earned Austen critical acclaim and a wide audience, inspiring countless readers and writers. All that for a writer who spent her entire writing career anonymous.

Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison, A deck of salvaged relatives (detail), 2015

Punk, politics and art on show in new exhibition at State Library Victoria

July 18, 2017

News:

Self-made: zines and artist books is a new exhibition showcasing the eclectic world of independent publishing, from exquisite handmade artist books to radical low-fi zines, opening at State Library Victoria on 11 August.

ABC, 2015

New Sights and Sounds : Countdown, Bodyguard & more Thoroughly Modern selections.

July 13, 2017

Arts, Music:

Some great new arrivals in Arts include latest releases in opera, ballet, pop, rock, classical music, musical theatre and film soundtracks in various audio and video formats such as CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and online database.… Read More ›

New database about the East India Company

New database about the East India Company

July 12, 2017

News:

State Library Victoria is pleased to announce the acquisition of the East India Company Database, a unique collection of digitized India Office Records from the British Library in London. This… Read More ›

Such was life

Newly digitised works on paper

Newly digitised works on paper

August 16, 2017 0 comments

After ten years, the Library’s Works on Paper project has resulted in the digitisation of more than 11,000 original drawings, prints and watercolours, creating an extraordinary archive of unique Victorian artworks.

Arts

ABC, 2015

New Sights and Sounds : Countdown, Bodyguard & more Thoroughly Modern selections.

July 13, 2017 2 comments

Some great new arrivals in Arts include latest releases in opera, ballet, pop, rock, classical music, musical theatre and film soundtracks in various audio and video formats such as CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and online database.… Read More ›