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What is an artist book?

What is an artist book?

March 20, 2015

Our stories:

Our exhibition Inspiration by Design has artist books from Picasso, Matisse and Ernst, to name but a few! What exactly is an ‘artist book’? Learn from the experts.

Clarice Cliff: ceramic designer extraordinaire

Clarice Cliff: ceramic designer extraordinaire

February 6, 2014

Arts, Decorative arts:

Serial-blogger Jane has been watching Bargain Hunt again….. If you do an internet search on Clarice Cliff, eBay is regularly included in your first page of hits.  Eminently collectable, the… Read More ›

Shall we dance?

Shall we dance?

January 10, 2014

Arts, Music:

Guest blogger extraordinaire, Jane, is inspired by some of the treasures in our sheet-music collection…… I am currently helping out with the sheet-music spreadsheet-cataloguing project (try saying that quickly!) in… Read More ›

Who turned off the lights?

Who turned off the lights?

March 21, 2013

Announcements, News:

We did. The Library is again participating in Earth Hour which will be held between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on Saturday 23rd March 2013. Earth Hour is a World Wildlife Foundation… Read More ›

Early closure of La Trobe Reading Room on Sunday 3 February

January 29, 2013

Announcements, Family history events, Library services, News, Opening hours:

The La Trobe Reading Room will close at 1pm for a literary event on Sunday 3 February. It will reopen at 10am the following morning. While the browsing collection will… Read More ›

Library open for Australia Day public holiday

January 21, 2013

Announcements, Library services, News, Opening hours:

The Library will be open on Monday 28 January for the Australia Day public holiday from 10am to 6pm. Galleries will close at 5pm. To view books, journals and newspapers… Read More ›

Queen’s Birthday hours and services (Mon 11 June)

June 4, 2012

About us, Announcements, Collection, Education, Exhibitions, Family history events, Grants, Library services, News, Opening hours, Search, Uncategorized, Updates:

The Library will be open from 10am to 6pm on the Queen’s Birthday public holiday.
However, requests for items from storage may be affected.

Readers shape State Library ebook collection

Readers shape State Library ebook collection

May 25, 2012

Announcements, Library services, News:

For the past 150 years the State Library of Victoria has selected and collected books on behalf of all Victorians. Now, for the first time, the Library is enabling users to choose what is added to the ebook collection.

National Trust historian blogs for Heritage Week

April 18, 2011

Family history events, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

National Trust researchers have found the State Library of Victoria to be an invaluable repository over the years. During Heritage Week, I am happy to share my tips on how… Read More ›

Locating hard to find immigrants

February 3, 2011

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

It can be frustrating when you cant find a records of your ancestors arrival in Victoria after completing the research steps outlined in my previous post. There are a range… Read More ›