Catalogue service interruption: Due to an upgrade, the catalogue will be unavailable from 9pm AEST on Wednesday, 3 September until 10am AEST Thursday, 4 September. We apologise for any inconvenience.

La Trobe Reading Room event: A traditional Chinese drum performance will be held in the La Trobe Reading Room on Thursday 4 September, from 6pm until 6.10pm. More information

Catalogue service interruption & La Trobe Reading Room event
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National & state libraries

National & State Libraries Australasia

The State Library of Victoria is an active member of National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) (previously Council of Australian State Libraries, or CASL), the peak body representing state and territory libraries and the national libraries of Australia and New Zealand.

It is focused on Re-imagining Library Services, a major project involving all members of NSLA in initiatives that seek to enhance people’s access to information and collections, no matter where they live. Read more about the Re-imagining Library Services project on the NSLA website.


Trove is a search service focused on Australia and Australians. It supplements what search engines provide with reliable information from Australia's cultural institutions.

Trove is an initiative of the National Library of Australia and part of the NSLA Reimagining Library Services project.


The national MyLanguage portal was a joint partnership between the state and territory libraries of NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, WA, NT and ACT, enabling people to search and find information on the internet in over 60 languages. The service closed on 8 August 2014.