News

Queen’s birthday holiday closure

Queen’s birthday holiday closure

June 6, 2011

Announcements, News, Opening hours:

The Library will be closed on Monday 13 June due to the Queen’s Birthday public holiday. Readings Book Shop and Mr Tulk cafe will also be closed. An extensive range… Read More ›

Stellar line-up for Reading Matters conference

Stellar line-up for Reading Matters conference

May 3, 2011

Events, Family history events:

Reading Matters, the State Library’s biennial youth literature conference begins Wednesday May 25 with a stellar line-up of Australian and international authors leading two days discussions, workshops and events about writing and publishing for young adult readers.

Easter and Anzac Day holiday closure

Easter and Anzac Day holiday closure

April 4, 2011

Announcements, Library services, News, Opening hours:

The Library will close at 9pm on Thursday 21 April and reopen at 10am on Wednesday 27 April 2011.

Installation of ‘Blue Skies’ begins

Installation of ‘Blue Skies’ begins

March 17, 2011

Exhibitions, Family history events, News:

Work has begun at the State Library of Victoria to complete and hang Blue Skies, a dramatic art installation by Melbourne artist Trinh Vu.

Library closed Labour Day public holiday Monday 14 March

Library closed Labour Day public holiday Monday 14 March

March 10, 2011

Announcements, Library services, News:

The Library will be closed on Monday 14 March for the Labour Day public holiday. Requested items will not be delivered on this day however an extensive range of resources… Read More ›

A better website for lovers of young adult literature

A better website for lovers of young adult literature

March 8, 2011

Announcements, Education, News:

Today the State Library re-launched its much loved youth literature website Inside a Dog. The redesigned site incorporates many new functions to make it easier and more fun to share a love of young adult (YA) literature.

Congratulations Shaun Tan!

February 28, 2011

Announcements, Exhibitions, News:

Melbourne based illustrator and filmmaker Shaun Tan has won an Academy Award® for best animated short film with The Lost Thing.

Ned Kelly’s armour travels to the National Museum

Ned Kelly’s armour travels to the National Museum

February 25, 2011

Announcements, Collection, Exhibitions, News:

Ned Kelly’s armour, one of Australia’s most iconic objects, is leaving its home at the State Library of Victoria today bound for Canberra where it will be displayed in the National Museum of Australia’s exhibition ‘Not Just Ned: A true history of the Irish in Australia’.

Premier announces Library Corporate Membership Program

February 16, 2011

News, Uncategorized:

The Honourable Ted Baillieu, MP, Premier of Victoria launched the State Library of Victoria Foundation’s Corporate Membership Program today.

Anne-Marie Schwirtlich appointed Director-General of National Library of Australia

Anne-Marie Schwirtlich appointed Director-General of National Library of Australia

February 11, 2011

About us, Announcements, News:

Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, Chief Executive Officer and State Librarian, has stepped down as head of the State Library of Victoria at the end of her current contract. The Federal Minister for the Arts, Simon Crean, has today announced that she will assume the prestigious role of Director-General of the National Library of Australia.