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Meet our new volunteer greeters

Meet our new volunteer greeters

May 23, 2018

News, Our stories:

Our greeters come from diverse backgrounds and have unique reasons for deciding to join the Library as volunteers. To celebrate National Volunteer Week, let us introduce you to four members of the first ever cohort!

Isabella Fraser Room design render

State Library Victoria named best specialty venue in Australia

May 11, 2018

Events, News:

State Library Victoria has been named one of Australia’s best venues by the events industry national peak body. The Library won the ‘best unique event venue without accommodation’ category at… Read More ›

Haruki Murakami viewing the iconic the Latrobe Reading Room.

Behind the scenes with a special guest, Haruki Murakami

April 27, 2018

News:

State Library Victoria was delighted to host a special guest recently – internationally acclaimed Japanese author Haruki Murakami, who visited the library for a special behind-the-scenes tour on a recent… Read More ›

Nicolaus Copernicus, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the revolutions of celestial spheres), Basil, Ex officina Henricpetrina, 1566

Books that changed the world

April 24, 2018

Arts, Arts & literature, Exhibitions:

Some books alter the course of history; others have profoundly influenced the way we see ourselves. Books can change the wider world, and also change our personal worlds; no two… Read More ›

2018 Inky Award longlist announced; teen judges invited to apply

2018 Inky Award longlist announced; teen judges invited to apply

March 1, 2018

News:

The longlist for the 2018 Inky Awards, Australia’s national teen choice awards for young adult literature, has been announced today.

Keith Kings Public Transport Collection

Keith Kings Public Transport Collection

February 27, 2018

Collection, Such was life:

The Library has received a large donation of material documenting Victoria’s public transport, featuring some wonderful photographs of decorated trams.

The secret life of books. Photo by James Braund.

Books came to life at White Night Melbourne

February 20, 2018

News:

Books came to life at State Library Victoria for White Night Melbourne.

State Library Victoria brings books to life for White Night Melbourne

State Library Victoria brings books to life for White Night Melbourne

February 16, 2018

News:

State Library Victoria will once again open its doors after dark for the sixth annual White Night Melbourne.

#CreateArtHistory at White Night Melbourne

#CreateArtHistory at White Night Melbourne

February 16, 2018

News:

We’re turning the Library façade into a canvas for White Night Melbourne.

State Library Victoria calls for 2018 Fellowship applications

State Library Victoria calls for 2018 Fellowship applications

February 2, 2018

News:

Applications are now open for State Library Victoria’s prestigious annual fellowships program, with a new specialist fellowship for Victorian Aboriginal researchers offered from 2018.