Our curriculum-based programs allow students to engage with the Library's collections through exhibitions, tours and workshops.
All programs are run by the education team and held at the Library. Programs complement AusVELS and the Australian curriculum and many are supported by teaching resources.
The Centre for Youth Literature runs additional programs throughout the year.
Programs are held at the Library and are available from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
All programs must be pre-booked.
The living Library
The living Library is an interactive, multimodal and engaging trail around the Library, led by an education officer. Discover the purpose of the Library and its cultural value to Victoria – past, present and future.
Library orientation tour
The Library orientation tour is an ideal way for students to engage with the impressive spaces, collections, services and history of the Library.
'The changing face of Victoria' exhibition tour
During 'The changing face of Victoria' exhibition tour students will develop an understanding of the arrival of European settlers in Victoria and the Aboriginal people who preceded them.
'Mirror of the world' exhibition tour
The 'Mirror of the world' exhibition tour gives students the opportunity to view historical examples of writing such as a cuneiform tablet and early printed works.
Research skills workshop
The Research skills workshop will teach students essential research skills applicable to all subject areas.
Medieval calligraphy workshop
After visiting the Mirror of the world exhibition, students will make their own illuminated manuscript page as part of the Medieval calligraphy workshop.
In Contesting Kelly students will analyse primary sources related to Ned Kelly and decide whether he was a hero or a villain.