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Anzac Day: The Library will be open as usual on Friday 25 April.

La Trobe Reading Room: The La Trobe Reading Room will close at 3pm on Tuesday 29 April. More information

Anzac Day & La Trobe Reading Room early closure
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The State Library will be transformed into a piece of Italy this Sunday at the free Viva l'Italia family day The Italian festival is inspired by the Library s latest…More

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From enlistment to conscription to laments for the lost to our duty to England war poetry spans all the hardship and reasoning of battle Early World War 1 poetry encouraged…More

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We offer several Creative Fellowships annually to artists and scholars who propose thoughtful and innovative ways to use our collections.

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