Announcements

Cultural coup as Melbourne secures French national treasure

Cultural coup as Melbourne secures French national treasure

May 4, 2014

Announcements, Exhibitions, News:

The original 1862 manuscript of Les Misérables, a French national treasure, is leaving Europe for the first time to be exhibited exclusively at the State Library of Victoria, Minister for… Read More ›

Inky Awards longlist announced

Inky Awards longlist announced

March 20, 2014

Announcements, Education, Events, Family history events:

The 2014 Inky Awards longlist for peer-recommended, high quality young adult fiction has been announced by the Centre for Youth Literature (State Library of Victoria) at the Somerset Celebration of… Read More ›

Melbourne’s newest newspaper hits the streets Monday

Melbourne’s newest newspaper hits the streets Monday

February 28, 2014

Announcements, Grants, News:

This Monday The Melbourne Sirius will launch as Melbourne’s newest newspaper. It’s first edition will also be it’s last. The paper is a record of Melbourne’s rich newspaper history listing… Read More ›

Tickets on sale now for Library’s biggest-ever exhibition

Tickets on sale now for Library’s biggest-ever exhibition

February 14, 2014

Announcements, Exhibitions, News:

Tickets are now on sale for Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage, a world-first exhibition and the biggest to ever be staged at the State Library of… Read More ›

ROME: Piranesi’s vision – a major exhibition of Italy’s master printmaker opens at State Library in February

ROME: Piranesi’s vision – a major exhibition of Italy’s master printmaker opens at State Library in February

January 21, 2014

Announcements, Exhibitions, News:

Rome: Piranesi’s vision, the largest Australian exhibition of work from one of Europe’s best known and respected printmakers, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, opens at the State Library of Victoria on 22… Read More ›

Take a break with a great Victorian book this summer

Take a break with a great Victorian book this summer

December 19, 2013

Announcements, Events, Family history events:

The Summer Read is on again and with the warm weather already here, it’s time to sit back, relax and lose yourself in a great Victorian book.

Inky Awards teen choice literary prize winners announced at State Library of Victoria

Inky Awards teen choice literary prize winners announced at State Library of Victoria

November 27, 2013

Announcements, News:

The Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria today announced the winners of the 2013 Inky Awards – Australia’s only national teen choice literary prize.

A Melbourne icon turns 100 today

A Melbourne icon turns 100 today

November 14, 2013

About us, Announcements, Exhibitions, News:

The iconic domed reading of the State Library of Victoria, first opened to the public in 1913, turns 100 today.

Les Misérables, Ned Kelly and Victorian Media Hall of Fame make news at the State Library of Victoria

Les Misérables, Ned Kelly and Victorian Media Hall of Fame make news at the State Library of Victoria

October 15, 2013

About us, Announcements, Exhibitions, News:

Last Friday at the State Library, the Melbourne Press Club announced their 2013 Victorian Media Hall of Fame inductees and that the Melbourne Press Club and State Library are working… Read More ›

Eyewitness letter to Ned Kelly’s capture donated to State Library after 133 years

Eyewitness letter to Ned Kelly’s capture donated to State Library after 133 years

October 9, 2013

Announcements, Collection, Exhibitions, News:

After 133 years, a letter containing an eyewitness account of the dramatic capture of Ned Kelly during the 1880 siege at Glenrowan has been donated to the State Library of… Read More ›