State Library Victoria


The State Library Victoria is Australia's oldest public library and one of the first free public libraries in the world.  State Library Victoria is the place where all Victorians can discover, learn, create and connect.  We are a cultural and heritage destination for Victorians, and a catalyst for generating new knowledge and ideas.

The State Library is making a major contribution to the continuing development of a knowledge and creativity-based economy for Victoria, and a socially and culturally rich society.

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The library provides access to many different eResources. Although you don't need your library card to access eResources whilst you are in the library building, it is essential for accessing them when you are at home.

If you are a Victoria resident and would like to access eresources from home, you will need to become a library member. Register online to have your membership information posted to you or visit the library and collect your library card in person.

NSLA Consortium contact

Ms Amanda Edwards
Senior Librarian, Acquisition and Description
Collection Development & Description
State Library of Victoria
328 Swanstom Street
phone: +61 (0) 3 8664 7137

Acknowledgment of Country
National and State Libraries Australia acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples - the First Australians - as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which our nine libraries do their daily work, preserving and sharing our heritage. We give respect to the Elders past and present, and through them to all Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.