Opening hours: The Library will be open on Tuesday 4 November from 10am to 6pm. More information


The Library aims to forge strong partnerships with key organisations to promote and advance the delivery and use of library services in Victoria, Australia and beyond.

Nanjing Library

A reciprocal exchange program between Nanjing Library - the third-largest public library in China - and the State Library of Victoria was established in 1985. The program covers the exchange of publications and staff visits. Since 1985 there has been a continuous deposit of exchange materials between the two libraries.

The State Library of Victoria and Nanjing Library are currently exploring options to expand this exchange program into a three or four-year Memorandum of Understanding. Areas for collaborative action include staff and information exchange, reciprocal exhibitions and other cultural programs.

National Library Board of Singapore

A State Government delegation to Singapore to explore options to establish greater links between the cultural agencies of Singapore and Victoria resulted, in March 2007, in a Memorandum of Understanding between the Library Board of Victoria and the National Library Board of Singapore. The Memorandum provides a means of sharing resources and information, enhancing strengths and devising new programs and services. It has four major components:

  • a formal staff exchange program, which aims to build new knowledge and expertise (staff exchanges from each Library, comprising one or more representatives are proposed for each alternative year)
  • sharing of digital resources and establishing connections to improve the work of both libraries in the digital realm
  • a continuation of benchmarking, information sharing and collaborative activities as appropriate
  • a commitment to visibly promote (in print and online) the Memorandum.