The Library will be open from 10am to 6pm on Wednesday 25 April during the Anzac Day public holiday. However, requests for items from storage for Anzac Day will be affected as follows:

  • Onsite Heritage Collections items (manuscripts, rare books, pictures and maps) must be ordered by 3pm Tuesday 24 April.
  • For books, newspapers and journals from off-site storage order by 5.30pm on Monday 23 April. Offsite Heritage Collections items(manuscripts, rare books, pictures and maps) must be ordered by 3pm that day.

Online orders for books and journals stored at the Swanston Street site are not affected by the holiday.

Mr Tulk cafe will close on Anzac Day.

You can learn more about the the State Library’s World War 1 and Anzac collections here.

    Soldiers taking cover in trench, T. P. Bennett, 1915

    Soldiers taking cover in trench, T. P. Bennett, 1915

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