Library services

Discover your transformed State Library

Discover your transformed State Library

October 3, 2018

Library services, News:

As well as opening new spaces and entrances at the Library, we’ve introduced new ways of interacting with Library staff, collections and services. Get to know your Library with this guide to what’s new.

8 things students can do in the Library

8 things students can do in the Library

May 31, 2018

Library services, News:

Right now, everywhere you look in the Library, you’ll find students knuckling down for intensive study in the lead up to exams. Students make up one-third of our visitors, so we’ve put together this list with you in mind. We hope it helps you to find what you need (and maybe didn’t even know you needed) so that you can make it through this busy time.

Designing a new service model

Designing a new service model

November 27, 2014

Library services:

State Library Victoria is part way through redesigning its services around its visitors needs. In this four-part series, Justine Hyde, Director of Library Services & Experience takes us on the… Read More ›

Libraries & technology – a question of relevance

Libraries & technology – a question of relevance

November 27, 2014

Library services:

The ‘future relevance’ of libraries and the impact of technology as a solution in itself is especially topical right now. Interestingly, the conversation seems to be primarily the domain of… Read More ›

Enjoy the Queen’s birthday with a visit to the Library

Enjoy the Queen’s birthday with a visit to the Library

June 6, 2013

About us, Announcements, Collection, Events, Exhibitions, Family history events, Library services, Opening hours:

It’s cold outside. The Queen’s Birthday public holiday is the perfect time to explore one of our fascinating exhibitions, inside the warmth of the Library.

Congratulations – Library wins at MAGNA

Congratulations – Library wins at MAGNA

May 20, 2013

About us, Announcements, Collection, Education, Exhibitions, Family history events, Library services, News:

The Museums¬†and Galleries National Awards (MAGNA) and the Museums Australia Multimedia¬†and Publication Design Awards (MAPDA) 2013 were announced at a ceremony last night at the Museums Australia National Conference in… Read More ›

Easter Holiday hours

February 26, 2013

About us, Announcements, Collection, Exhibitions, Family history events, Library services, News, Opening hours:

Please note the Library will have altered opening hours over the Easter weekend.

Temporary closure of the Genealogy Centre

Temporary closure of the Genealogy Centre

February 11, 2013

About us, Announcements, Collection, Education, Family history events, Library services, News, Opening hours, Uncategorized:

The Genealogy Centre will be closed for essential building work from Tuesday 26 February to Saturday 2 March 2013 inclusive. It will reopen at 10am on Sunday 3 March.

Early closure of La Trobe Reading Room on Sunday 3 February

January 29, 2013

Announcements, Family history events, Library services, News, Opening hours:

The La Trobe Reading Room will close at 1pm for a literary event on Sunday 3 February. It will reopen at 10am the following morning. While the browsing collection will… Read More ›

Library open for Australia Day public holiday

January 21, 2013

Announcements, Library services, News, Opening hours:

The Library will be open on Monday 28 January for the Australia Day public holiday from 10am to 6pm. Galleries will close at 5pm. To view books, journals and newspapers… Read More ›