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Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Treasures & curios

Since it was first established in 1856, the State Library of Victoria has sought to share its many treasures with the general public. Now you can discover some of our most beautiful, rare and unusual treasures online, and learn more about their history and the people who created them. Drawn from the Library's Rare Books, Pictures, Maps, Australian Manuscripts and Children's Literature collections, this selection of 21 items reveals the depth and diversity of the Library's vast collection.

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