Newspaper Reading Room works

Newspaper Reading Room works

November 8, 2010

Announcements, News:

The Library will be conducting maintenance work in the Newspaper Reading Room from Monday 8 – Friday 12 November. The room will remain open during this time.

A soldier in the family?

A soldier in the family?

November 8, 2010

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

The State Library can help you can find out about your ancestor who served in World War 1. Over 330,000 Australians served overseas in the Great War and their personnel… Read More ›

Serial lunacy in Arts

Serial lunacy in Arts

November 5, 2010

Arts:

Are you a serial lunatic? By which I mean, do you love browsing through magazines at your local newsagent, incurring the filthy looks of the staff behind the counter as… Read More ›

5 genealogy gems from our collection

November 1, 2010

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

The State Library’s collections are so vast and rich that there are always new items to discover that can help you with your family history research. Here are five gems… Read More ›

New CDs & Listening Post Music in Arts.

New CDs & Listening Post Music in Arts.

October 30, 2010

Arts, Music, Musicals, Popular music:

New CDs arriving into the collection include the following mix of Broadway Cast albums, pop and rock favourites and film music. Some of these are already available on – Listening Post… Read More ›

New books in Arts

New books in Arts

October 27, 2010

Arts:

A selection of new books hitting the shelves in the Arts Library, from a biography of one of the greatest of all horror movie stars to essays exploring sexuality in… Read More ›

Sutherland & Pavarotti – free opera screening

Sutherland & Pavarotti – free opera screening

October 27, 2010

Arts, Music:

An Evening with Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti is the next screening in the Music and Dance on Film series, to be held this Wednesday October 27 in Arts.  Recorded Live at… Read More ›

Library closed on Cup Day

October 26, 2010

Announcements, Library services, News, Opening hours:

The Library will be closed Tuesday 2 November, however you will still be able to access resources and place orders for books and other materials via our website.

Did your ancestor sign the Bendigo Goldfields Petition?

Did your ancestor sign the Bendigo Goldfields Petition?

October 26, 2010

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

One of the treasures in the State Library’s collections that fascinates family historians is the Bendigo Goldfields Petition. Hundreds of thousands of eager diggers arrived in Victoria in the early… Read More ›

New books in Arts

New books in Arts

October 23, 2010

Arts:

 A selection of new books hitting the shelves in the Arts Library, from graphic novels about zombies in Tokyo  to essays exploring sexuality in the television shows of Joss Whedon… Read More ›

Such was life

Murder, mayhem and misdeeds: read all about it in the Police News

Murder, mayhem and misdeeds: read all about it in the Police News

September 18, 2019 8 comments

The ‘Police News’ had nothing to do with the police- it was a scandalous Melbourne weekly publication which relished depicting all manner of crime.

Arts

New Sights and Sounds in Arts : Spring menu

New Sights and Sounds in Arts : Spring menu

September 5, 2019 0 comments

Some great new arrivals in Arts include recent releases and acquisitions in popular music, rock music, arts documentary, cabaret, country, modern dance, classical music, and film music on CD, DVD… Read More ›