Want to know what it’s like to be a ‘Breakfaster’ at Triple R - 3RRR 102.7FM? Join Fee B-Squared tomorrow as she shares her story.

Face for radio

We want to see your best #LibraryShelfie on Wednesday 25 January for the fourth annual international #LibraryShelfie day. Yes it's a thing. Go forth and shelfie
For 10 weeks, join 10 of Melbourne’s best writers as they discuss their latest book, answer your questions and take part in discussions about their work and writing process

Thursday night book club at the State Library

George Swain, our last residential caretaker, brought up a family of six children in an apartment on the roof of the dome, living there until the early 1980s.

The man who lived on top of the Library

Plans tonight? Join us for our last Triple R - 3RRR 102.7FM pop-up bar of the summer. Free entry. 7–10pm
D is for 'Dewey'
As a scholar and musicologist, Richard Divall took great delight in exploring Australia’s vast and untapped history of classical music composition, unearthing long neglected treasures, resuscitating the names of composers lost to history, giving new life to scores safely but silently stored in archive boxes in libraries around the world; a favourite pastime. He will be sadly missed.

Remembering Richard Divall

Guess who's back, back again... (until 16 Feb)

We're hosting a summer code camp next week for creative thinkers in grades 2–7. Learn how to build apps and games using logic, computational thinking, creativity and problem solving.

Summer code camp at State Library Victoria

The first Victorian tennis championships took place in 1880, just three years after the first Wimbledon tournament. Within 15 years the other states had followed suit.

Before it was the Australian Open it was the…

"View of township and lake, Daylesford". Fraser Studios, 1936.
Get late-night access to our ON AIR exhibition this Friday night at our next pop-up bar.

We're opening up the Library after dark

Sending postcards this summer? Go vintage.

View and download historic Melbourne postcards

‘Here they come!’ someone finally yelled. The crowd drew a collective intake of breath as the ladies filed out onto the ground.

The 1895 ladies' cricket match

Start your weekend early with our after-hours pop-up bar, including DJs, bar, food and late night access to summer exhibition 'ON AIR: 40 years of 3RRR'. 7–10pm, Friday 13 & 20 January. Free entry.
Planning to read more books this year?

Download a free ebook from our ebookshelf