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The redeveloped Ian Potter Queen's Hall.

Revealed today – Architectural designs for State Library Victoria

March 30, 2017

Announcements, News:

State Library Victoria is proud to reveal the new designs for its $88.1 million redevelopment, Vision 2020. The new designs, created by internationally acclaimed firms Architectus and Denmark’s Schmidt Hammer Lassen, will transform this iconic Melbourne institution and open up 40% more space to the public.

Writers on Writers: New publishing venture will celebrate the best of Australian writing

Writers on Writers: New publishing venture will celebrate the best of Australian writing

March 16, 2017

News:

Some of Australia’s most acclaimed writers, including Christos Tsiolkas and Alice Pung, will feature in a groundbreaking collaboration between independent publisher Black Inc., the University of Melbourne and State Library Victoria.

2017 Inky Award longlist announced, teens invited to apply for judging panel

2017 Inky Award longlist announced, teens invited to apply for judging panel

February 23, 2017

Announcements, News:

The Centre for Youth Literature at State Library Victoria has announced the longlist for the 2017 Inky Awards for young adult literature.

Maggie 'Herself', Maggie Diaz, 1950-1969

Maggie Diaz: remembering a life as modern as tomorrow

February 17, 2017

Events, Photography:

Maggie Diaz was an American-born Australian commercial photographer. She lived and worked in Melbourne from 1961 until her death in October 2016. She was 90 years old. On Friday 24 February, 2017—on the eve of what would have been her 91st birthday—the State Library of Victoria is holding a public memorial in her honour.

5 things to do at the Library during White Night Melbourne

5 things to do at the Library during White Night Melbourne

February 16, 2017

Events:

You’re going to be spoilt for choice if you’re wandering around White Night Melbourne. Thankfully, we’ll have enough for you to see and do here at the Library that you won’t have to worry about deciding how to spend your time.

Google Doodle, 9 February 2017

Access four centuries of women’s history with your library card

February 9, 2017

News:

In the late 1800’s, Aletta Jacobs and her husband C.V. Gerritsen began collecting books, pamphlets and periodicals reflecting the revolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women’s rights.

State Library Victoria calls for Fellowships for 2017

State Library Victoria calls for Fellowships for 2017

January 31, 2017

News:

Applications are now open for artists, performers, filmmakers, writers, composers – or anyone with an interesting idea – to tap into the State Library’s rich collections through its annual Fellowships program.

$13 million boost to State Library an early Christmas present for Victorians

$13 million boost to State Library an early Christmas present for Victorians

December 14, 2016

News:

A partnership between the Victorian State Government and the John and Myriam Wylie Foundation is delivering a funding boost of $13 million to State Library Victoria and is set to reinvigorate an historic Melbourne precinct.

Artist impression of Seadragon's Lair

State Library Victoria underwater for White Night Melbourne

December 12, 2016

News:

On Saturday 18 February, Melbourne will be wowed by an epic underwater adventure set against the State Library’s magnificent domed reading room as part of White Night Melbourne.

Alison Lester awarded the 2016 Dromkeen Medal

Alison Lester awarded the 2016 Dromkeen Medal

November 22, 2016

News:

State Library Victoria today awarded the 2016 Dromkeen Medal to celebrated children’s author Alison Lester and the Dromkeen Librarian’s Award to Sarah Steed from Libraries ACT.