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State Library Victoria

Established in 1854 as the Melbourne Public Library, State Library Victoria is Australia's oldest public library and one of the world's first free public libraries.

The State Library Victoria is the main library in Victoria. Established in 1854 as the Melbourne Public Library, State Library Victoria is Australia's oldest public library and one of the world's first free public libraries. While their doors are closed, there is still a treasure trove of Library experiences right here to enjoy. From storytime to Author talks, State Library Victoria has something for all ages and interests.

Storytime with State Library Victoria

Join Storytime host Julianne and some of your favourite children's authors every Wednesday as they light up your screen with book readings and play activities.

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Tea & Talk with Astrid Edwards

You’ve listened to The Garret podcast, now tune in to our fortnightly afternoon tea and talk series with Garret host Astrid Edwards, featuring writers and authors discussing their craft.

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