Announcements

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 ›

Victorian Opera announces 2014 season in the Dome

Victorian Opera announces 2014 season in the Dome

August 30, 2013

Announcements, News:

The domed reading room has been a place of inspiration and creativity since its completion in 1913. It also proved to be a stunning location for a powerful performance by… Read More ›

Ross McMullin wins Australian History award in 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

Ross McMullin wins Australian History award in 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

August 16, 2013

Announcements, News:

The State Library congratulates Ross McMullin who last night won the Australian History award in the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for his book Farewell, Dear People.

New partnership brings France to State Library

New partnership brings France to State Library

July 12, 2013

Announcements, Education, News:

A partnership between the State Library and Alliance Française de Melbourne will see French language classes begin at the Library on Monday 15 July.

Library welcomes Justine Hyde

July 10, 2013

About us, Announcements, News:

Sue Roberts, CEO and State Librarian, has announced the appointment of Ms Justine Hyde to the position of Director Library Services and Experience to complete the new State Library leadership… Read More ›

Carnival of Curiosity – it’s happening now!

Carnival of Curiosity – it’s happening now!

July 7, 2013

About us, Announcements, Events, Family history events:

The State Library’s Carnival of Curiosity has just kicked off and already there’s a lot happening. Come on down to the Library and be part of this special day of… Read More ›

The public library in 2030

The public library in 2030

June 19, 2013

Announcements, News:

A new report produced by the State Library of Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria Network explores what public libraries may look like in 2030 and the results may surprise you.